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Thunder in the Pines (1948)

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Loggers Jeff Collins and Boomer Benson compete for a mail-order bride by means of a timber-cutting contest.


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Complete credited cast:
Ralph Byrd ...
'Boomer' Benson
Greg McClure ...
'Hammerhead' Hogan
Michael Whalen ...
Yvette Cheron
Marion Martin ...
Pearl (as Marian Martin)
Nick Roulade
Vince Barnett ...
Bernard, the Bartender
Roscoe Ates ...
Wheezer, Boomer's head logger
Tom Kennedy ...
Josh, the Station Master


Old pals Boomer Benson and Jeff Collins are lumberjacks in the Wisconsin woods. Unbeknownst to one another, each has been courting by mail a girl, Yvette, whom they met in Europe during the war. Jeff and Boomer bid separately on a logging job, planning to tackle it together. But Yvette arrives and decides she will marry the man who completes his half of the job first. Written by Jim Beaver <>

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11 November 1948 (USA)  »

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This is the only credit for director Robert Edwards. There is speculation that Robert Edwards was in actuality director Robert Gordon. See more »

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Funny, Enjoyable
5 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A funny, entertaining B movie about two loggers, played by George Reeves and Ralph Byrd, who are competing to move logs and win the hand of a faithless girl. Lyle Talbot plays the oily crook who tries to fix the competition and steal the girl. Reeves, who later gained fame playing Superman, was a good comedian with an easy manner in front of the camera. Byrd, who had been Dick Tracy in a number of serials, was a less engaging actor, but the two men seemed to have a good time playing off each other. Nice footage of the North Woods and logging operations, even if it appeared to be canned.

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