Thunder Road

Thunder Road

1958, NR, 92 min. Directed by Arthur Ripley. Starring Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jim Mitchum.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Mon., April 1, 2002

The pinnacle of all hot-roddin' moonshiner movies, Thunder Road is a cult classic. Mitchum also scored a hit crooning the movie's title tune.

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Thunder Road, Arthur Ripley, Robert Mitchum, Gene Barry, Jim Mitchum

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