Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thundering Thompson - 1929

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Ben F. Wilson
Writers: Robert Dillon (story), Robert Dillon (scenario)
Stars: Cheyenne Bill, Neva Gerber, Al Ferguson
Release Date: 8 October 1929 (USA)
Filming Locations: Kernville, California, USA
Production Co: Morris R. Schlank Productions
Runtime: 56 min | 45 min (DVD)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords:
Warrant | False Accusation | County Seat | Falling Off Horse | Damsel In Distress | Capture | Father Daughter Relationship | Coffee | Poverty Row Film | Covered Wagon | B Western | Stock Footage | Remake | Deception | Gunfire | Archive Footage | Coffee Pot | Brutality | Duplicity | Deceit | USA | Telephone Pole | Racial Stereotype | Hotel | Stagecoach Driver | Land Rights | Warning | Stagecoach | Scheme | Deputy Sheriff | Parable | Wounded Man | Modern West | B Movie | Persecution | Sheepdog | Sheepherder | 1920s | Sandwich | California | Campfire | Brawl | Fist Fight | Held At Gunpoint | Lake |
Marriage | Chase | Breakfast | Extortion | Independent Film
Genres: Action | Adventure | Romance | Western
Using a false accusation of unlawful land-squatting, Bill Edwards (Al Ferguson(1)' ) goes to the County Seat and has Sheriff Brown to swear out a warrant against sheep-herders Marie Valerian (Neva Gerber) and her father (Silver Tip Baker. The Sheriff sends a Deputy, "Thundering" Thompson (Cheyenne Bill_, back to serve the warrant. Thompson learns that Edwards is only trying to force the Valerians to sell their sheep to him at a cheap price, and comes back without serving the warrant. This enrages Edwards who enlists the aid of a local cattleman and his hands to drive off the sheep. Thompson sets out to keep this from happening.
A print of this film survives in nitrate at the UCLA Film and Television Archives.
Remake of Rangeland (1922)
Remade as Canyon Hawks (1930); Sundown Trail (1934) (Short)

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