Another story of strangers coming together to battle to safety. In THUNDER PASS, the Kiowa and Commanche Indians are joining up,as empty promises from Washington put them on the warpath.
A cavalry patrol led by DANE CLARK and his scout,ANDY DEVINE have 48 hours to gather up a small band of settlers and get them through Thunder Pass which is taboo to the Indians.
There are two prospectors,RAYMOND BURR and RAYMOND HATTON who don’t want to leave their mine. Dane says,“You can’t spend your money with an arrow in your back.”
NESTOR PAIVA is a travelling salesman, DOROTHY PATRICK is on her own after her father was killed.
There’s a family,father,mother and daughter and then there is JOHN CARRADINE who tells Dorothy Patrick to keep quiet about the fact they know each other.
And lastly, an injured,unconscious man who might be a gun runner, or an emissary from Washington.
I liked this western from Lippert Productions directed by Frank McDonald.It was interesting to see Andy Devine in a serious role,totally different from his usual jovial persona.
Dane Clark led the cast well.