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Thunder Over the Prairie (1941)

This is the second of a three-film series starring Charles Starrett as "The Medico" (based on the Frontier Doctor character, Steven Monroe, created by James L. Rubel in books.) This entry ... See full summary »

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Writers:

Betty Burbridge (original screenplay), James Rubel (based on "Medico" Books by)
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Cast overview:
Charles Starrett ... Dr. Steven Monroe / The Medico
Cliff Edwards ... 'Bones' Malloy
Eileen O'Hearn Eileen O'Hearn ... Nora Mandan
Stanley Brown ... Roy Mandan
Danny Mummert ... Timmy Wheeler
David Sharpe ... Clay Mandan
Ray Bennett ... 'Ace' Hartley
Joe McGuinn ... Henchman Hartley
Donald Curtis ... Henchman Taylor
Ted Adams ... Dave Wheeler
Jack Rockwell ... Clayton
Budd Buster ... Judge Merriwether
Horace B. Carpenter ... Bailiff
Cal Shrum Cal Shrum ... Band Leader (as Carl Shrum)
Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers Cal Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers ... Western Band (as Carl Shrum and His Rhythm Rangers)
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This is the second of a three-film series starring Charles Starrett as "The Medico" (based on the Frontier Doctor character, Steven Monroe, created by James L. Rubel in books.) This entry was preceded by "The Medico of Painted Springs" and followed by "Prairie Stranger," before Columbia halted the series, and made the five remaining films of Charles Starrett's 1941-42 production season as straight-action/musical westerns with Starrett playing different characters in each. The Sons of the Pioneers, the musical mainstays in all of Starrett's B-westerns from 1937 through the 1940-41 production seasons, had left Columbia and signed with Republic, so the musical groups in all of the remaining Starrett/Columbia westerns were part of a revolving door that changed with each film. The band in this one was Carl (Cal) Shrum and his Rhythm Rangers, and nobody, including Shrum and his band members,played 'Himself" or 'Themselves" in these fictional films set in a time period before any of these ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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ROARING ACTION! ROUSING TUNES! (original posters - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La carretera trágica See more »

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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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