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Thunder in the Pines (1948)

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:
'Hammerhead' Hogan
Michael Whalen ...
Yvette Cheron
Marion Martin ...
Pearl (as Marian Martin)
Nick Roulade
Vince Barnett ...
Bernard, the Bartender
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 <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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11 November 1948 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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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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3 June 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Thunder In The Pines finds George Reeves and Ralph Byrd as a pair of Lumberjacks who work hard and play harder. Both are not the brightest of men though they know their trade. A French floozy breezes through town played by Denise Darcel and pretty soon both are in heat over here and the rivalry becomes less friendly. Logging baron and local saloon owner Lyle Talbot is prepared to take full advantage.

Lots of nice scenery of logging and the film is somewhat educational in that we learn a whole lot about the business of cutting and shipping those trees. As for the comedy it's as rough as the comedy in a John Ford film. Would that Thunder In The Pines was a quarter as good as any Ford film.

Still there's a bit of amusement value here.

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