~Thunder~
1929
~Phyllis Haver~
~Plot Synopsis~
This melodrama is the last silent film of Lon Chaney. There is a soundtrack, but it only contains sound
effects. The plot centers on a railroad engineer with an obsession for running his train on time. His
slavishness to promptness causes several tragedies which alienate him from his family. Fortunately, by
the story's end, the engineer restores their faith in him and validates his obsession by forcing his train
through a flood to bring badly needed Red Cross supplies to the victims. Among the afflicted are his
estranged son and a sympathetic nightclub singer.

Plot Synopsis by Sandra Brennan, AllMovie.com
Directed by: William Nigh

Written by: Ann Price
Titles: Joseph Farnham
Screenplay: Byron Morgan

Based on a story by Byron Morgan
~Cast~

Lon Chaney ...  Grumpy Anderson
Phyllis Haver ...  Zella
James Murray ...  Tommy
Tom Keene ...  Jim (as George Duryea)
Frances Morris ...  Molly
Wally Albright ...  Davey (as Wally Albright Jr.)
John MacIntosh ...  Railroad Man
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Produced by: Hunt Stromberg
Music by: William Axt
Cinematography by: Henry Sharp
Film Editing by: Ben Lewis
Costume Design by: Cedric Gibbons
Unit Production Manager: J.G. Mayer
Assistant Director: Frank Messenger
Still Photographer: Bert Lynch
Wardrobe: David Cox
Musicians: Jack Feinberg & Sam Feinberg
Dance Director: George Cunningham
Technical Supervisor: Lindsay Pruner & Arthur Spantikow
Script Supervisor: Will Sheldon

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 86 Minutes
Released: July 8, 1929

Filmed at:
Train Station: Green Valley, Wisconsin, USA
Railroad Yard: Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA