Captain Thunder

Captain Thunder

Victor Varconi
Director: Alan Crosland Cast: Victor Varconi
Victor Varconi
, Fay Wray
Fay Wray
, Charles Judels
Charles Judels
Alan Crosland


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Warner Bros.' Captain Thunder contains some of the darndest Mexican accents you've ever heard in your life. The star is Hungarian-born Victor Varconi, portraying a legendary south of the border outlaw who tries to force Canadian senorita Fay Wray to marry a rival rustler whom she despises. She pleads with the bandito so pathetically that he is moved to grant her a single wish. Without hesitation she chooses her poor but true love. The bandit king, being a somewhat honorable fellow grants the wish and without a twitch, guns down the wicked cattle thief. Fortunately the film was played for comedy, a wise decision since it probably would have garnered laughs as a straight drama anyway. No fewer than four writers worked on Captain Thunder, and that folks is never a good sign. The true "bandit" in this film was Jack Warner, who picked the pockets of those filmgoers who thought they were going to see a thrilling melodrama (or at least a film with a semblance of coherent plot).

Product Details

Release Date: 07/17/2018
UPC: 0888574689476
Original Release: 1930
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:04:00
Sales rank: 54,216

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Victor Varconi Capt. Thunder
Fay Wray Ynez Dominguez
Charles Judels El Comandante Ruiz
Robert Elliott Pete Morgan
Don Alvarado Juan Sebastian
Natalie Moorhead Bonita Salazar
Bert Roach Pablo
Frank Campeau Hank Riley
Robert Emmett Keane Don Miguel Salazar
John St. Polis Pedro Dominquez

Technical Credits
Alan Crosland Director
Pierre Couderc Original Story
Arthur D. Hilton Editor
Earl Luick Costumes/Costume Designer
Gordon Rigby Screenwriter
James Van Trees Cinematographer
William K. Wells Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Captain Thunder
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [9:37]
2. Chapter 2 [10:08]
3. Chapter 3 [9:19]
4. Chapter 4 [9:20]
5. Chapter 5 [8:41]
6. Chapter 6 [8:11]
7. Chapter 7 [8:43]
8. Chapter 8 [:10]

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