Thunder on the Hill (Bonaventure)
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Thunder on the Hill (Bonaventure)
Charlotte Hastings' West End stage hit Bonaventure was adroitly translated to the American screen as Thunder on the Hill. The bulk of the action takes place at convent, presided over by Sister Mary (Claudette Colbert). Circumstances -- namely, a dangerous rainstorm and raging flood -- dictate that the convent become a stopover for Valerie Carns (Ann Blyth), a convicted murderess who is being escorted to Death Row by a brace of guards. Slowly becoming convinced that Valerie is innocent, Sister Mary sets about to clear the girl and bring the genuine killer to justice. It goes without saying… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The whole thing is solemn and perfunctory, when all is said and done, and it leaves one wondering upon what sort of evidence that poor girl was originally condemned."
‑ , New York Times
"Intense melodrama about a nun solving a murder."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A pouring rainstorm keeps the drama properly claustrophobic, and Sirk handles the conventions of the mystery with characteristic finesse."
‑ Don Druker, Chicago Reader
"Minor, but nonetheless fascinating, work of Sirk."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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