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|Directed by||Frank McDonald.|
|Produced by||Robert A. Nunes|
William F. Broidy Pictures
|Distributed by||Lippert Pictures|
|September 20, 1954|
Thunder Pass is a 1954 American film directed by Frank McDonald.
A cavalry unit escorts a group of civilians through dangerous territory inhabited by Indians on the warpath
Filming started 17 May 1954 in Apple Valley and took 12 days.
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