Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

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In Post-Bellum Texas, an army captain tries to keep the peace between overtaxed, impoverished farmers and greedy carpetbaggers.

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  • Randolph Scott and Phyllis Kirk in Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
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  • Randolph Scott and Phyllis Kirk in Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
  • Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, and Phyllis Kirk in Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
  • Randolph Scott, Lex Barker, and Phyllis Kirk in Thunder Over the Plains (1953)
  • Randolph Scott and Lex Barker in Thunder Over the Plains (1953)

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26 January 2010 | FightingWesterner
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| Good Studio B-Picture
During reconstruction, Texas-born Army Captain Randolph Scott is torn between duty and his fellow Texans (including a young Fess Parker), who are in a life-or-death struggle against corrupt officials and ruthless carpetbaggers. Meanwhile, slimy officer Lex Barker gets a little too close to Scott's wife.

Thunder Over The Plains sags just a bit in the middle, but has great production values and is fairly ambitious for a 1950's B-western, with some pretty complex characters. The cinematography and direction by Andre De Toth are excellent.

Elisha Cooke Jr. is pretty good as a sniveling tax collector. Lex Barker's character is especially vile, kind of a surprise considering the times in which this was made and the fact that Barker is so handsome and all-American looking!

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