Thunder in the Valley (film)

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Thunder in the Valley
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Directed by Louis King
Screenplay by Jerome Cady
Based on Owd Bob
by Alfred Ollivant
Produced by Robert Bassler
Starring Lon McCallister
Peggy Ann Garner
Edmund Gwenn
Cinematography Charles G. Clarke
Edited by Nick DeMaggio
Music by Cyril J. Mockridge
Color process Technicolor
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
  • November 1, 1947 (1947-11-01)
Running time
103 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thunder in the Valley is a 1947 American Technicolor drama film directed by Louis King and starring Lon McCallister, Peggy Ann Garner and Edmund Gwenn. [1] It is based on the 1898 novel Owd Bob by Alfred Ollivant, which has previously been adapted into a 1938 film of the same title. The film was produced and distributed by 20th Century Fox and cost a reported $1.9 million. [2] It was released in Britain under the alternative title Bob, Son of Battle.



A crockerty old sheepherder, Adam MacAdam, loves his prize collie dog, but little else, not even his son David. But David, with the help of a neighbor's daughter, Maggie Moore, raises his own prize dog and beats out his father in a contest.



Parts of the film were shot in Duck Creek, Strawberry Valley, Strawberry Point, Kanab Canyon, Navajo Lake, and Blue Springs in Utah. [3] :288

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  2. "Amber cost seen near $5,000,000" Variety 30 October 1946 p 7
  3. D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: A history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN   9781423605874.