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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This is a swell CinemaScope movie that shows off the landscape and Marilyn Monroe to their best advantages. It's fun watching Mitchum and Monroe heat things up in the Old West; Monroe is at her most luminous as a saloon singer with a heart of gold.