Thunder Trail


56m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
Arizona Ames, Buckaroo
Release Date
Oct 22, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Big Bear, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Arizona Ames by Zane Grey (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Film Length
6 reels

Synopsis

John Ames's wagon train is robbed by Lee Tate and his gang, and everyone is murdered except for John's young sons, Dick and Bob. Dick is left for dead, while Tate adopts Bob and raises him as his own son. Dick is rescued by Mexican prospector Rafael Lopez, who gives him a home. Years later, Dick is known as "Arizona," and he and Lopez encounter Tate's gang in a small town they have overrun. Tate has been attempting to intimidate Jim Morgan and his daughter Amy, whose gold mine he intends to steal. Dick recognizes Tate, and while trying to find evidence of Tate's crimes, is attacked by Bob. While they are fighting, Dick recognizes Bob as his brother by a scar, and Bob changes sides to join Dick in his fight for justice. In time, they clear the town of Tate's lawless element, and Bob marries Amy. His mission accomplished, Dick continues on his trail with Lopez.

Film Details

Also Known As
Arizona Ames, Buckaroo
Release Date
Oct 22, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Big Bear, California, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Arizona Ames by Zane Grey (New York, 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
56m
Film Length
6 reels

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Trivia

Notes

Zane Grey's novel was published serially in McCall's magazine (Oct 1929-January 1930). Hollywood Reporter production charts list the film variously as Arizona Ames and Buckaroo. According to the press book, this was filmed on location in Big Bear, CA.