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The Thundering Herd (1933)

Passed  -  Western  -  1 March 1933 (USA)
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Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Tom Doan
Judith Allen ...
Milly Fayre
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Bill Hatch
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Randall Jett
Raymond Hatton ...
Jude Pilchuck
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Jane Jett (as Blanche Frederici)
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Clark Spraque
Monte Blue ...
Smiley
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Pruitt
Al Bridge ...
Catlee - Pruitt's Henchman
Dick Rush ...
Middlewest
Frank Rice ...
Blacksmith
Buck Connors ...
Buffalo Hunter
Charles McMurphy ...
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Both Sprague and Jett and their crews are hunting buffalo. Doan is with Sprague and is looking for the Jett outfit where his girlfriend Milly is being held against her will. In addition to the thieving Jett who is stealing Sprague's furs, the Indians are gathering to attack all the white buffalo hunters. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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THE THRIL OF AMERICA'S MAKING...will make America thrill! (original poster) See more »

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1 March 1933 (USA)  »

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Buffalo Stampede  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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During the first scene between Randolph Scott and Buster Crabbe, the shadow of the boom mike is clearly visible on both actors. See more »

Quotes

Jude Pilchuk, Spraque's Partner: Ah, well, being in love ain't going to hurt him. Ain't no harm in that. It's getting hitched is where the trouble begins.
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Version of In the Days of the Thundering Herd (1914) See more »

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Oh, Give Me A Home Where The Buffalo Roam.
18 July 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This is one of a group of westerns that Randolph Scott's home studio of Paramount assigned to him. Filmed previously as a silent and taking use of a lot of the action sequences from the silent version, Thundering Herd's source was one of Zane Grey's novels.

This is not the Randolph Scott we became acquainted with post World War Two in the westerns he did then. He plays a callow youth here, although he's 35 in real life. He's in the employ of a Harry Carey and Raymond Hatton, partners in a buffalo hunting outfit. Carey and Hatton run an honest group, but there's a rival outfit headed by Noah Beery, Sr. which gets hides the easy way, murdering whites and/or Indians for them.

Randolph Scott has a hankering for Judith Allen who's Beery's stepdaughter. Of course so has Beery to the discomfort of his wife, Blanche Frederici. Throw in a buffalo stampede and an Indian attack and I think you can figure the rest out.

It's good action from Paramount's B picture unit.


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