Thunder Trail

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Thunder Trail
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Directed by Charles Barton
Screenplay byRobert Yost
Stuart Anthony
Starring Gilbert Roland
Charles Bickford
Marsha Hunt
J. Carrol Naish
James Craig
Monte Blue
Cinematography Karl Struss
Edited by John F. Link Sr.
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 22, 1937 (1937-10-22)
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Thunder Trail is a 1937 American Western film directed by Charles Barton, written by Robert Yost and Stuart Anthony, and starring Gilbert Roland, Charles Bickford, Marsha Hunt, J. Carrol Naish, James Craig and Monte Blue. The film, based on the Zane Grey story Arizona Ames, was released on October 22, 1937, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2]

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References

  1. "Thunder Trail (1937) - Overview". TCM.com. 2008-05-20. Retrieved 2015-08-12.
  2. Nugent, Frank S. (1938-02-05). "Movie Review - The River - THE SCREEN; The Government Documentary Film, 'The River,' Opens at the Criterion-New Double Bill at Central". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-08-12.