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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 dicey when Steve falls in love with Stella (Joanne Dru), the daughter of combative fisherman Dominique Rigaud (Antonio Moreno). Mob mentality threatens to overcome common sense until a clever -- and mutually beneficial -- compromise between the drillers and the fishermen is reached. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

James Stewart
as Steve Martin
Joanne Dru
as Stella Rigaud
Gilbert Roland
as Teche Bossier
Dan Duryea
as Johnny Gambi
Jay C. Flippen
as Kermit MacDonald
Antonio Moreno
as Dominique Rigaud
Fortunio Bonanova
as Sheriff Antoine Chighizola
Mario Siletti
as Louis Chighizola
Frank Chase
as Radio Technician
Donald Green
as Fisherman
Ted Mapes
as Oil Man
Allen Pinson
as Oil Man
Jack Tesler
as Fisherman
Dale Van Sickel
as Oil Man
Ben Welden
as Fisherman
Allen Pinson
as Oil Man
Fortunio Bonanova
as Sheriff Antoine Chighizola
Mario Siletti
as Louis Chighizola
Frank Chase
as Radio Technician
Dale Van Sickel
as Oil Man
Ted Mapes
as Oil Man
Jack Tesler
as Fisherman
Donald Green
as Fisherman

Crew

Anthony Mann
Director
Aaron Rosenberg
Producer
John Michael Hayes
Screenwriter
Gil Doud
Screenwriter
William H. Daniels
Cinematographer
Frank Skinner
Composer (Music Score)
Russell Schoengarth
Editor
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Rosemary Odell
Costume Designer
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