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Captain Thunder (1930)

Victor Varconi plays a charming Mexican bandit gets involved in several conflicting paradoxical relations, including an alliance with a crooked rival bandit and a beautiful daughter of the governor.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Pierre Couderc (based on a story by), Hal Davitt (based on a story by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Fay Wray ... Ynez
Victor Varconi ... El Capitan Thunder
Charles Judels ... Commandante Ruiz
Robert Elliott ... Morgan
Bert Roach ... Pablo
Frank Campeau ... Hank
Don Alvarado ... Juan
John St. Polis ... Pedro (as John Sainpolis)
Natalie Moorhead ... Bonita
Robert Emmett Keane ... Don Miguel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Genardi Frankie Genardi
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Victor Varconi plays a charming Mexican bandit gets involved in several conflicting paradoxical relations, including an alliance with a crooked rival bandit and a beautiful daughter of the governor.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

27 December 1930 (USA) See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Vitaphone

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Dancing Senorita: Oh you *big* boy!
El Capitan Thunder: You *little* girl! - Aren't you afraid of me?
Dancing Senorita: No. I know what you call my onions.
El Capitan Thunder: I guess you know all the vegetables.
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Wray Walks Away With It
4 August 2014 | by barnesgeneSee all my reviews

Welcome to 1930. Talkies are one year old and studios are continuing to experiment madly with all kinds of plots, all kinds of screenplays, and all levels of acting competence. In this film we get broad elements of slapstick and mushy love scenes, and, because it's pre-Code, a little skin deliciously displayed (Fay Wray being happy to oblige). You'll see early on that this film turns out to be way too rough-hewn, and its slapdash construction will not be successful: audiences don't want to watch a mess. The only person really trying to make it all work is Ms. Wray; she practically owns the screen every time she appears, even with her awful accent. If you find yourself attracted to her work -- as I have become -- this flick's worth a quick watch.


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