Thunder over Texas


1h 1m 1934

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Oct 1934
Production Company
Beacon Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

After her father is killed by the local banker in a struggle over some valuable railroad maps, Tiny is adopted by cowboy Ted Wright. As Ted cares for the little girl, the banker and a crooked sheriff make repeated attempts to steal the maps, which contain information concerning the location of new railroad lines, but are thwarted by the cowboy. Finally, Tiny is kidnapped by a cohort of the banker and the sheriff. A posse pursues the kidnapper and eventually rescues Tiny.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1934
Premiere Information
New York opening: 17 Oct 1934
Production Company
Beacon Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m
Film Length
6 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Sherle Castle, who wrote the story, was the maiden name of Shirley Ulmer, who was married to the director and worked under both surnames. Reviewers noted that the film featured a cattle raid and a trio of ranch hands doing "radio impressions." The film was submitted to the New York State censors on September 14, 1934.
       John Warner was one of Edgar Ulmer's pseudonyms. According to modern sources, Ulmer directed the film under a pseudonym to prevent Universal from finding out that he was employed at another studio. Modern sources add Jack Kirk and Hank Bell to the cast, and credit Frank Church as technical director and Arthur Alexander as production manager. In addition, modern sources note that Tiny Skelton's character name was also "Tiny."