Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thunder Road (1958) - (Robert Mitchum) US Insert Poster

Thunder Road (Robert Mitchum) - (1958) US insert poster

This is a US 14" x 36" insert poster made to promote the 1958 Arthur Ripley 92-minute black-and-white film Thunder Road starring Robert Mitchum. Mitchum plays the part of newly returned Korean War vet Lucas Doolin, who has taken over his mountain family moonshine business and gets into deadly conflicts with criminal competitors and federal tax collectors. The film is notable primarily for its road chases and highway stunts, as well as the title song which became an American hit record (written by Robert Mitchum).

Cast and crew: Arthur Ripley, James Atlee Phillips, Walter Wise, Robert Mitchum Gene Barry, Jacques Aubuchon, Keely Smith, Trevor Bardette, Sandra Knight, James Mitchum

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