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Thunder Trail (1937)

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Thunder Trail is a thoughtful, intelligent adaptation of the Zane Grey yarn. Arizona Ames. The storyline is a Grey favorite, concerning a pair of brothers separated at birth. One of the boys grows up to be an outlaw, while the other remains on the right side of the law. Meeting in adulthood as enemies, the brothers bury the hatchet when the "good" one kills the man responsible for the death of their father. The two heroes are played by Mexican actor Gilbert Roland and North American Native James Craig (to "explain" Roland's pronounced accent, it is shown that he is raised by Mexican J. Carroll Naish -- in real life an Irishman!) If the music score sounds familiar, it's because it was originally composed for Cecil B. DeMille's The Plainsman. Thunder Trail was reissued to television as Thunder Pass.

Cast

Gilbert Roland
as Arizona Dick Ames
James Craig
as Bob Tate
Marsha A. Hunt
as Amy Morgan
Monte Blue
as Jeff Graves
J. Carroll Naish
as Rafael Lopez
Barlowe Borland
as Jim Morgan
Billy Lee
as Bob Ames as a Child
William Duncan
as John Ames
Gene Reynolds
as Richard Ames (age 14)
Ed Coxen
as Martin
Earl Askam
as Flinty
Bob Clark
as Cowboy
Jack Moore
as Cowboy
Ed Warren
as Cowboy
Alan Burk
as Cowboy
Mary Foy
as Woman
Jack Daley
as Bartender
Hank Bell
as Barfly
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