Bob, Son of Battle

Bob, Son of Battle

Director: Louis King

Cast: Harry Allen, James Finlayson, Peggy Ann Garner

     
 
Often mistakenly identified as a sequel to My Friend Flicka, Thunder in the Valley actually has more in common with the Lassie saga. Lon McAllister plays the son of truculent Scottish sheepherder Edmund Gwenn. Though he has no time for people, Gwenn is quite fond of his collie dog. Partly as a means of defying his intractible father, McAllister

Overview

Often mistakenly identified as a sequel to My Friend Flicka, Thunder in the Valley actually has more in common with the Lassie saga. Lon McAllister plays the son of truculent Scottish sheepherder Edmund Gwenn. Though he has no time for people, Gwenn is quite fond of his collie dog. Partly as a means of defying his intractible father, McAllister raises his own dog and beats Gwenn at an annual contest. Father and son are brought closer together when Gwenn is forced to do away with his collie, who has gone mad. Breathtakingly photographed in Technicolor (those nocturnal Highlands scenes are terrific!), Thunder in the Valley is based on the popular Alfred Ollivant novel Bob, Son of Battle. Lending excellent support to stars Gwenn and McAllister are Peggy Ann Garner and Reginald Owen; reportedly, perennial Laurel and Hardy foil James Finlayson also appears in the role of a judge.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/10/2013
UPC:
0024543878452
Original Release:
1947
Source:
Fox Mod
Time:
1:43:00
Sales rank:
63,022

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harry Allen Tammas
James Finlayson Court Judge
Peggy Ann Garner Maggie Moore
Edmund Gwenn Adam McAdam
Leyland Hodgson Ferguson
Charles Irwin Long Kirby
George Kirby Doctor
Charles Knight Judge
Lon McCallister David McAdam
George H. Melford Judge
Edgar Norton Parson Leggy Hornbut
Reginald Owen James Moore
Jean Prescott Mrs. Moore
John Rogers MacKenzie
C. Montague Shaw Judge
Houseley Stevenson MacIvor
Cyril Thornton Steward
David Thursby Samuel Thornton
Norma Varden Lady Eleanor

Technical Credits
Louis King Director
Robert Bassler Producer
Jerry Cady Screenwriter
Charles G. Clarke Cinematographer
Nick De Maggio Editor
Alfred Newman Musical Direction/Supervision

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