Thunderbolt (1929)


A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Moran, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt’s girl. Thunderbolt hopes to stave off the execution long enough to kill young Moran for romancing his girl.

Director: Josef von Sternberg.
Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen, Tully Marshall, Eugenie Besserer, James Spottswood, Fred Kohler, Robert Elliott, E.H. Calvert, George Irving, Mike Donlin, S.S. Stewart, William L. Thorne.

1930 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role (George Bancroft).


Note: Big thanks to my friend Steve for sending me this. This is the only copy I’ve ever seen of this film without hardcoded subtitles, the other copy around is from a French TV broadcast it has those unremovable subs, this one while a bit lower of quality video and audio wise compared to the other one is clean so I decided to go with this one.

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