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Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

Approved  |   |  Romance, War, Western  |  27 October 1953 (USA)
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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

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Captain David Porter
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Captain Bill Hodges
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Norah Porter
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Ben Westman
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Lt. Col. Chandler
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Joseph Standish
Hugh Sanders ...
H.L. Balfour
Lane Chandler ...
Mike Faraday
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Conrad
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Kirby
Mark Dana ...
Lt. Williams
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It's 1869, Texas has not yet been readmitted to the Union, and carpetbaggers have taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter, a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader whom he knows is innocent of the murder for which he is charged. But in trying to prove his innocence, Porter now finds he is a wanted man. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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27 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Come on Texas  »

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When Captain David Porter finds Captain Bill Hodges making advances toward his wife, he has a vicious fight with his junior officer resulting in a bruised and bloody left cheek. The next day, however, the cheek appears to have healed overnight. See more »

Quotes

Norah Porter: I'm afraid you hurt Mr. Balfour's feelings.
Captain Bill Hodges: To do that I'd have to kick him in the pocketbook.
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Referenced in They Came to Rob Las Vegas (1968) See more »

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Outstanding little movie
4 January 2002 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

Randolph Scott often shines as typical westerner. Here he plays Captain Potter a perfect example for Christian charity. He even prefers humiliation and danger to reputation of his lovely wife. He is a hero and a saint.

Scott never looks unbelievable in his part.

Lex Barker, former Tarzan and later superman "Old Shatterhand", plays against his image as arrogant villain. And I think he does it very well.

The story is entertaining and there are a lot of other good actors like Henry Hull, Phyllis Kirk and Elisha Cook jr. in it.

This really is an enjoyable B-western directed by veteran Andre de Toth.


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