|The Thundering Herd|
|Directed by||William K. Howard|
|Written by||Lucien Hubbard|
|Based on||The Thundering Herd|
by Zane Grey
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|70 minutes (7 reels)|
The Thundering Herd is a 1925 American Western lost film directed by William K. Howard and starring Jack Holt, Lois Wilson, Noah Beery, Sr. and Raymond Hatton. Based on Zane Grey's 1925 novel of the same name and written by Lucien Hubbard, the film is about a trader who uncovers a scheme to blame the Indians for a Buffalo massacre.
- Jack Holt as Tom Doan
- Lois Wilson as Milly Fayre
- Noah Beery, Sr. as Randall Jett
- Raymond Hatton as Jude Pilchuk
- Charles Ogle as Clark Hudnall
- Tim McCoy as Burn Hudnall
- Lillian Leighton as Mrs. Clark Hudnall
- Eulalie Jensen as Mrs. Randall Jett
- Stephen Carr as Ory Tacks
- Maxine Elliott Hicks as Sally Hudnall
- Ed Brady as Pruitt
- Pat Hartigan as Catlett
- Fred Kohler as Follansbee
- Bob Perry as Joe Dunn
- Gary Cooper (uncredited)
- Jack Holt was the father of cowboy actor Tim Holt.
- Charles Ogle played the original screen Frankenstein's monster in Thomas Edison's 1910 version of Frankenstein, predating the Boris Karloff interpretation by more than two decades.
- The film was remade in a 1933 sound version, The Thundering Herd, with some of the cast (Beery and Hatton) playing the same parts but Randolph Scott playing Jack Holt's role, with Scott's hair darkened and a moustache added so as to match original footage featuring Holt that was incorporated into the later version to hold down costs.
- Noah Beery, Sr. was the older brother of screen legend Wallace Beery and father of Noah Beery, Jr. ("Rocky" in the 1970s television series The Rockford Files).
- Raymond Hatton was making a series of comedies as half of an unofficial comedy team with Noah Beery's brother Wallace Beery during this period.
- It was also from the novel on which this film is based that Marshall University took its unique nickname as the Thundering Herd.
- Tim McCoy directed the Native American actors.
The silent black-and-white film is 70 minutes (7 reels, 7,187 feet).
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Thundering Herd
- Thundering Herd at Arne Andersens Lost Film Files: Paramount Pictures 1925
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- The Thundering Herd at silentera.com
- Grace Kingsley, "Historical Film Next for M'Coy," Los Angeles Times, October 16, 1926.
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