Thundering Hoofs

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Thundering Hoofs
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Directed by Lesley Selander
Written byPaul Franklin
Produced by Bert Gilroy
Starring Tim Holt
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Edited by Frederic Knudtson
Music by Paul Sawtell
Distributed by RKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • May 1942 (1942-05) [1]
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States

Thundering Hoofs is a 1942 American Western film directed by Lesley Selander and starring Tim Holt. It was the first of many films Holt made with Selander. [2]



In the Old West, Bill Underwood falls out with his father, Dave Underwood, and chooses the life of a cowhand rather than take charge of his father's stage line. En route to the town of Durango, Bill and his pals, Smokey Ryan and Whopper Hatch, prevent a holdup of the Kellogg Stage Line, which Dave has been trying to purchase. Dave's lawyer, Steve Farley, has been double crossing Dave in the negotiations for the stage line by misrepresenting the offer. Bill discovers Farley has been corrupting the stage drivers working for Mr. Kellogg and his daughter, Nancy.

Bill assumes the surname "Dawson" and hires out as a driver for the Kelloggs. Farley attempts to plant stolen mail with Bill, but Bill and his pals thwart the plan. Farley discovers Bill's true identity and tells Nancy that Bill is an Underwood spy. Nancy fires Bill and intends to drive the stage herself to save the mail contract. Knowing that Farley and his men intend to holdup the stage, Bill and his pals intervene and deliver the mail to its proper destination. Dave arrives in Durango and implicates Farley.



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  1. Display Ad 7 -- No Title The Washington Post (1923-1954) [Washington, D.C] 14 May 1942: 8.
  2. Richard Jewell & Vernon Harbin, The RKO Story. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1982. p. 175.