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Thunder Mountain (1925 film)

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Thunder Mountain
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Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Screenplay byEve Unsell
Based on
StarringMadge Bellamy
Leslie Fenton
Alec B. Francis
Paul Panzer
Arthur Housman
ZaSu Pitts
CinematographyGlen MacWilliams
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • October 11, 1925 (1925-10-11)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Thunder Mountain is a 1925 American drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and written by Eve Unsell. It is based on the 1919 play Thunder by Peg Franklin and Elia W. Peattie. The film stars Madge Bellamy, Leslie Fenton, Alec B. Francis, Paul Panzer, Arthur Housman, and ZaSu Pitts. The film was released on October 11, 1925, by Fox Film Corporation.[1][2][3][4]


In Thunder Mountain, the inhabitants are poor and illiterate. In the village ignorance reigns and only Si Pace, one who lives by lending money, owns a "book". A feud divides two families, the Martins and the Givens. The preacher convinces Sam Martin to leave the country to get an education elsewhere. The young man returned three years later, determined to build a school. But Pace refuses to lend him the necessary money. Sam meets Azalea, a young circus actress who has escaped the circus and the brutality of its owner. Dressed in sequins and in tights, the girl dances for Si Pace in a vain attempt to raise money for the school. Discovered by Sam who doubts her, Azalea decides to leave with Joe Givens but, before their escape, Joe robs and kills Si Pace. All the inhabitants believe that the culprit of the crime is Sam and are preparing to hang him. The preacher, to stop them, detonates some dynamite he had placed in the mountains, saying that the explosion is the wrath of God for their behavior. Joe, in terror, then confesses his crime. Sam and Azalea get married and the man finally manages to build his school.


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With no prints of Thunder Mountain located in any film archives,[5] it is a lost film.


  1. ^ "Thunder Mountain (1925) - Overview". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  2. ^ Janiss Garza. "Thunder Mountain (1925) - Victor Schertzinger". AllMovie. Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  3. ^ "Thunder Mountain". Retrieved October 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Thunder Mountain at
  5. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Thunder Mountain

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