The Thundering Herd (1925)

Western | 7 March 1925

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HISTORY

In a column called "A Letter from Location in the Jan 1926 Picture-Play, actress Lois Wilson said her horse, "Paavo," in        he Thundering Herd rejoined her the following year in another Zane Grey story, The Vanishiing America (1926, see entry).
       Paramount produced another adaptation of Zane Grey's novel in 1933. That film, entitled Thundering Herd , was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred Randolph Scott and Judith Allen (see ... More Less

In a column called "A Letter from Location in the Jan 1926 Picture-Play, actress Lois Wilson said her horse, "Paavo," in        he Thundering Herd rejoined her the following year in another Zane Grey story, The Vanishiing America (1926, see entry).
       Paramount produced another adaptation of Zane Grey's novel in 1933. That film, entitled Thundering Herd , was directed by Henry Hathaway and starred Randolph Scott and Judith Allen (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
14 Mar 1925
p. 37.
Film Daily
1 Mar 1925
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Moving Picture World
7 Mar 1925.
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Picture-Play
Jan 1926
p. 91, 111.
Variety
25 Feb 1925
p. 30.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 March 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 23 February 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 February 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21180
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,187
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1876, a band of buffalo hunters assembles at Sprague's Trading Post and is joined by Tom Doan, fresh from a Kansas farm. At the post, Tom meets, and falls in love with, Milly Fayre, the stepdaughter of Randall Jett, the leader of a gang of notorious outlaws who make a brutal living robbing buffalo hunters. Milly and Tom are separated, and there is an Indian uprising sparked by the irresponsible slaughtering of the buffalo herds by white adventurers. Jett is killed by his own men, and Milly escapes, attempting to make her way back to civilization. She is chased by a party of hostile Indians and falls in front of a herd of stampeding buffalo. Tom rescues her. The buffalo hunters subdue the Indians, and Tom and Milly head back to ... +


In 1876, a band of buffalo hunters assembles at Sprague's Trading Post and is joined by Tom Doan, fresh from a Kansas farm. At the post, Tom meets, and falls in love with, Milly Fayre, the stepdaughter of Randall Jett, the leader of a gang of notorious outlaws who make a brutal living robbing buffalo hunters. Milly and Tom are separated, and there is an Indian uprising sparked by the irresponsible slaughtering of the buffalo herds by white adventurers. Jett is killed by his own men, and Milly escapes, attempting to make her way back to civilization. She is chased by a party of hostile Indians and falls in front of a herd of stampeding buffalo. Tom rescues her. The buffalo hunters subdue the Indians, and Tom and Milly head back to civilization. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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