Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt

85 mins | Drama, Crime | June 20, 1929

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, without knowing of their relationship. Thunderbolt hopes to stave off the execution long enough to kill young Morgan for romancing his girl.

Thunderbolt

85 mins | Drama, Crime | June 20, 1929

Thunderbolt
A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, without knowing of their relationship. Thunderbolt hopes to stave off the execution long enough to kill young Morgan for romancing his girl.
IMDb rating 6.6
Producers Paramount
Original title Thunderbolt
Directors Josef von Sternberg
Writers Jules Furthman, Herman J. Mankiewicz, Charles Furthman

Cast

George Bancroft

as Thunderbolt Jim Lang

Fay Wray

as Ritzy

Richard Arlen

as Bob Moran

Tully Marshall

as Warden

Eugenie Besserer

as Mrs. Moran

James Spottswood

as 'Snapper' O'Shea

Fred Kohler

as 'Bad Al' Friedberg

Robert Elliott

as Prison chaplain

E.H. Calvert

as Dist. Atty. McKay

George Irving

as Mr. Corwin

Mike Donlin

as Kentucky Sampson

S.S. Stewart

as Convict

William L. Thorne

as Police Inspector

Theresa Harris

as Singer

Madame Sul-Te-Wan

as Bit Role

Louise Beavers

as Black Cat Cafe Patron (uncredited)