Thunder Road

1958, Movie, NR, 92 mins

One of the earliest, and by far the best, of the moonshine-running films starring Robert Mitchum, who not only wrote the original story, produced, and starred, but also wrote the theme song "Whippoorwill," which he later recorded and turned into a radio hit. If that isn't enough, Bob's 16-year-old son Jim made his movie debut playing his dad's brother. The fairly simple story line is a southern slice of life which sees Mitchum, Sr., coming home to Tennessee from Korea to take over operation of the family moonshine still. Worried that his kid brother, Mitchum, Jr., might get tangled up in the dangerous business, Mitchum, Sr., tries to discourage the rowdy youth from...
Released: 1958 Rated: NR Length: 92 mins

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