Other Cowboy Stars — Tim Holt in “Thunder Mountain”
July 8, 2011
In the opening scene of this 1947 film, news arrives by telegram at the Four Aces saloon — Marvin Hayden is coming back to Grass Valley. This causes quite a stir. The evil bossman wants to stop him. The Jorth boys want to kill him.
Tim Holt is the man of the hour. One year later, he would play his most memorable role, as Curtin in “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”.
Here he is, a little less desperate, as Marvin Hayden.
But the real star of this film is Lone Pine, CA and the Alabama Hills that made it famous. Even in this murky B&W print, the landscape is triumphant.
So many great films were shot in Lone Pine.
Oh, and back to “Thunder Mountain,” there is a kick-ass final shoot-out!