Thunder on the Hill

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  • TV-PG
A nun (Claudette Colbert) races against time to prove the innocence of a convicted murderess (Ann Blyth) who is being escorted to prison for a date with the gallows in Thunder on the Hill. Based on the popular British play Bonaventure, this moody... read more

A nun (Claudette Colbert) races against time to prove the innocence of a convicted murderess (Ann Blyth) who is being escorted to prison for a date with the gallows in Thunder on the Hill. Based on the popular British play Bonaventure, this moody mystery serves up many twists and is distinguished by one of Claudette Colbert's most intriguing and least-known performances. In addition to Douglas Sirk's fast-paced direction, the film is enriched by Hans J. Salter's stirring dramatic score, a first rate supporting cast and the luminous black and white cinematography of William H. Daniels, who helped immortalize the screen personas of Greta Garbo and Norma Shearer during his MGM period.

Original Release

10/17/1951

US Release

10/17/1951

Cast

Claudette Colbert Sister Mary Bonaventure
Ann Blyth Valerie Carns
Robert Douglas Dr. Edward Jeffreys
Anne Crawford Isabel Jeffreys
Philip Friend Sidney Kingham
Gladys Cooper Mother Superior
Michael Pate Willie / Willie Pentridge
John Abbott Abel Harmer
Connie Gilchrist Sister Josephine
Gavin Muir Melling
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Douglas Sirk

Writers

Oscar Saul, Charlotte Hastings, Andrew Solt

Cast

Claudette Colbert Sister Mary Bonaventure
Ann Blyth Valerie Carns
Robert Douglas Dr. Edward Jeffreys
Anne Crawford Isabel Jeffreys
Philip Friend Sidney Kingham
Gladys Cooper Mother Superior
Michael Pate Willie / Willie Pentridge
John Abbott Abel Harmer
Connie Gilchrist Sister Josephine
Gavin Muir Melling
Phyllis Stanley Nurse Phillips
Norma Varden Pierce
Valerie Cardew Nurse Colby
Queenie Leonard Mrs. Smithson
Patrick O'Moore Mr. Smithson
Arthur Gould-Porter Proprietor
Tempe Pigott Old Crone
Gertrude Astor Village Woman
Jack Carol Villager
Steve Clark Mr. Moore

Producers

Editors

Ted J. Kent

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