Thunder Bay
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Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay was another inspired collaboration between star James Stewart and director Anthony Mann. Stewart plays an ex-GI named Steve, who has a hankering to drill for oil in the Gulf of Mexico. Together with his army buddy Gambi (Dan Duryea, in a rare good-guy role), Steve attains the financial backing of irascible oil-company chieftain Kermit MacDonald (Jay C. Flippen) and the two head southward. Before they can even place their drills in the clamps, Steve and Gambi run afoul of local shrimp fishermen who consider the presence of oil speculators as a threat to their livelihoods. Things get… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Sets up fascinating tensions between people and ways of looking at the world, but ultimately backs away from any kind of meaningful examination of them."
‑ Dan Jardine, Apollo Guide
"There's not many directors other than Anthony Mann who could have made the rival wildcatters and shrimpers become so lovey-dovey."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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