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Thunder Pass (1954)

A cavalry unit escorts a group of civilians through dangerous territory inhabited by Indians on the warpath.


Frank McDonald


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dane Clark ... Captain Dave Storm
Dorothy Patrick ... Murdock
Andy Devine ... Injun
Raymond Burr ... Tulsa
Charles Fredericks Charles Fredericks ... McCurdy
Mary Ellen Kay ... Charity Hemp
John Carradine ... Bergstrom
Raymond Hatton ... Ancient
Nestor Paiva ... Daniel Slaughter
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard ... Barnett
Rick Vallin ... Reeger
Tommy Cook ... Rogers
Paul McGuire Paul McGuire ... Charlie Hemp
Elizabeth Harrower ... Mrs. Hemp
William Wilkerson ... Chief Growling Bear


A cavalry unit escorts a group of civilians through dangerous territory inhabited by Indians on the warpath.

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cavalry | native american | See All (2) »









Release Date:

20 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bakhållet vid Thunderpasset See more »

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Lippert Pictures See more »
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1.37 : 1
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As time passes, Dane Clark gets no beard growth. See more »

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It's the Music -- and Little Else
26 April 2011 | by joelbklynSee all my reviews

THUNDER PASS is a typical, run-of-the-mill Western that certainly won't kill you to watch it.

As a child, I was enchanted -- and still am! -- by the film's captivating march-like theme, played whenever the settlors and cavalry could be seen trudging through the desert to escape from Injuns on the warpath. If you're as sensitively attuned to film score music as I am, you absolutely must get ahold of THUNDER PASS, if, for nothing else, than to hear for yourself these haunting strains.

Unfortunately, the music must have been pilfered from other films, for no mention of the composer(s) is provided; although Edward J. Kay is credited as its musical director.

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