Thunder Over the Plains

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Thunder Over the Plains
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Directed by Andre DeToth
Produced by David Weisbart
Written by Russell S. Hughes
Starring Randolph Scott
Lex Barker
Phyllis Kirk
Henry Hull
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Edited by James Moore
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
  • October 27, 1953 (1953-10-27)
Running time
82 mins.
Country United States
Language English

Thunder Over The Plains is a 1953 western film directed by Andre DeToth and starring Randolph Scott. The tag line on the original movie poster was “A tornado of adventure from Warner Bros.” The supporting cast features Lex Barker, Phyllis Kirk, Henry Hull, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Fess Parker. This was Barker's first film after starring in five Tarzan pictures.

Plot synopsis[edit]

Set in 1869, after the Civil War, Texas had not yet been readmitted to the Union and carpetbaggers, hiding behind the legal protection of the Union Army of occupation, had taken over the state. Federal Captain Porter (Randolph Scott), a Texan, has to carry out orders against his own people. He brings in the rebel leader Ben Westman, (Charles McGraw), whom he knows is innocent of a murder that he is accused of. In trying to prove his innocence, Porter himself becomes a wanted man.


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