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Thunderbolt (1929) was a Film Noir - Drama Film directed by Josef von Sternberg and produced by B.P. Fineman.

Academy Awards 1928/29 --- Ceremony Number 2 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorGeorge BancroftNominated
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Saturday Breakfast Serial 002 – The Crimson Ghost (1946) Chapter 2: Thunderbolt

By Michael on Nov 1, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Welcome back! Yep, it’s Saturday morning, which means it’s time for the next chapter of The Crimson Ghost. (You can find Chapter One here.) But before we get to that, let’s talk about movie serials in general. For most people, the term “movie serial”, if they have even ... Read full article


Saturday Breakfast Serial 002 – The Crimson Ghost (1946) Chapter 2: Thunderbolt

By Michael on Nov 1, 2014 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Welcome back! Yep, it’s Saturday morning, which means it’s time for the next chapter of The Crimson Ghost. (You can find Chapter One here.) But before we get to that, let’s talk about movie serials in general. For most people, the term “movie serial”, if they have even ... Read full article


Thunderbolt (1929, Josef von Sternberg)

on Dec 24, 2008 From The Stop Button

Thunderbolt has some excellent use of sound. It’s a very early talky and I’m hesitant to say any of its uses were innovative, because the word suggests others picked up on the techniques and developed them. Most of Thunderbolt‘s singular sound designs didn’t show up again in ... Read full article


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One of the earliest of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since.
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Best Actor Oscar 1928/29






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Also directed by Josef von Sternberg




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Also produced by B.P. Fineman




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Also released in 1929




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