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The Thrill Hunter (1933)

Cowboy Buck Crosby is a big blowhard and a liar. His supposedly great race car driving and flying feats gets him invited to co-star with Marjorie Lane in a Western. He survives the auto ... See full summary »


George B. Seitz


Harry O. Hoyt (adaptation), Harry O. Hoyt (story "The Lovable Liar")




Cast overview:
Buck Jones ... Buck Crosby
Dorothy Revier ... Marjorie Lane
Arthur Rankin ... Roy Lang
Edward LeSaint ... Ed Jackson (as Edward J. LeSaint)
Eddie Kane Eddie Kane ... Sam Levine
Frank LaRue ... Al Hall - Rancher
Robert Ellis ... Al Blake
Harry Semels Harry Semels ... Lou Norton
Albert J. Smith ... Sheriff (as Al Smith)
John Ince ... Mayor Thomas Hewitt
Alfred P. James Alfred P. James ... Award Presenter (as Alf James)
Harry Todd ... Station Agent
Willie Fung ... Wong - The Cook
Silver Silver ... Silver - Buck's Horse


Cowboy Buck Crosby is a big blowhard and a liar. His supposedly great race car driving and flying feats gets him invited to co-star with Marjorie Lane in a Western. He survives the auto racing scene but is exposed as a hoax when he tries to fly an airplane. Leaving in shame, he gets a chance to redeem himself when outlaws kidnap Marjorie. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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He sought everything that life could hold---but found love the greatest thrill of all (original print ad) See more »








Release Date:

30 April 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thrill Hunter See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Buck Jones was not billed as Charles 'Buck' Jones in this film, nor, with two sound-era , non-western exceptions, any of his sound-era westerns, But, despite the best efforts of site contributors who actually know what they are doing, to rid this site of these fabricated listings (more than once on every sound-era film starring Buck Jones), some contributor who has watched the Hygo or Realart television prints, keeps tossing this B.S. (as Charles Buck Jones) back on site...and the site buys it hook, line and sinker. Not only did Hygo incorrectly list Buck Jones as Charles Buck Jones, Hygo managed to incorrectly list the names of Edward J. LeSaint and Frank LaRue. (Edward J. LeSaint was this actor/director primary (most-used) name but some contributor has convinced the site his primary name was just Edward Le Saint. As in the past, this incorrect billing may get corrected...but only until the HYGO-Cultist gets it incorrectly changed again. The site rule (which the site once enforced) is the billing reflects that seen on the original-release 35mm film...and not the billing as seen on the 16MM television prints. See more »


Remake of Skid Proof (1923) See more »

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A Cowboy in Gower Gulch
17 May 2013 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When Buck Jones talks movie star Dorothy Revier off a runaway horse, shoots some bank robbers and then tells some tall tales, he finds himself believed and in Hollywood -- until it turns out he can't fly a plane and has to beat it out of town.

This comic western is given the class treatment, with director George Seitz wielding the megaphone and Teddy Tetzlaff behind the camera. There's a plethora of good stunts, not only on horseback, but with racing cars and biplanes.

If Buck's line reading seems a trifle stiff, that's appropriate to the character. His physical acting is as good as it was in silent days. Miss Revier is also good as is Eddie Kane as the enthusiastic studio head.

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