Thunder in the Desert

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Thunder in the Desert
Directed by Sam Newfield
Produced by A. W. Hackel
Screenplay by George H. Plympton
Story byGeorge H. Plympton
Starring Bob Steele
Louise Stanley
Don Barclay
Ed Brady
Charles King
Horace Murphy
CinematographyRobert E. Cline
Edited by S. Roy Luby
Production
company
Distributed by Republic Pictures
Release date
  • March 7, 1938 (1938-03-07)
Running time
56 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Thunder in the Desert is a 1938 American Western film directed by Sam Newfield, written by George H. Plympton, and starring Bob Steele, Louise Stanley, Don Barclay, Ed Brady, Charles King and Horace Murphy. It was released on March 7, 1938, by Republic Pictures. [1] [2] [3]

Western (genre) multimedia genre of stories set primarily in the American Old West

Western is a genre of various arts which tell stories set primarily in the latter half of the 19th century in the American Old West, often centering on the life of a nomadic cowboy or gunfighter armed with a revolver and a rifle who rides a horse. Cowboys and gunslingers typically wear Stetson hats, neckerchief bandannas, vests, spurs, cowboy boots and buckskins. Recurring characters include the aforementioned cowboys, Native Americans, bandits, lawmen, bounty hunters, outlaws, gamblers, soldiers, and settlers. The ambience is usually punctuated with a Western music score, including American and Mexican folk music such as country, Native American music, New Mexico music, and rancheras.

Sam Newfield, born Samuel Neufeld,, also known as Sherman Scott or Peter Stewart, was an American B-movie director, one of the most prolific in American film history—he is credited with directing over 250 feature films in a career which began during the silent era and ended in 1958. In addition to his staggering feature output, he also directed one -and two-reel comedy shorts, training films, industrial films, TV episodes and pretty much anything anyone would pay him for. Because of this massive output—he would sometimes direct more than 20 films in a single year—he has been called the most prolific director of the sound era. Many of Newfield's films were made for PRC Pictures. This was a film production company headed by his brother Sigmund Neufeld. The films PRC produced were low-budget productions, the majority being westerns, with an occasional horror film or crime drama.

George H. Plympton was an American screenwriter. He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

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Bob Steele (actor) American actor

Bob Steele was an American actor. He also was billed as Bob Bradbury Jr..

Louise Stanley, born Louise Keyes, was an American actress.

Don Barclay was an American actor, artist and caricaturist whose many roles stretched the period from the Keystone Cops in 1915 to Mary Poppins in 1964 and whose many paintings and caricatures of celebrities filled establishments worldwide and are archived in the Library of Congress.

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