GenreWestern ProductionParamount Pictures WriterCharles A. Wallace LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 10, 1964 (1964-11-10) CastBarry Sullivan (Sheriff Horne), Marilyn Maxwell (Leah Parker), Scott Brady (Sam Swope), Anne Seymour (Myra Parker) Similar moviesRelated William F Claxton movies
Stage to Thunder Rock is a 1964 American Western film directed by William F. Claxton and written by Charles A. Wallace. The film stars Barry Sullivan, Marilyn Maxwell, Scott Brady, Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Seymour, John Agar and Wanda Hendrix. The film was released on November 10, 1964, by Paramount Pictures.
In his last act before retirement, Horne, a western sheriff, tracks down the Sawyer brothers, who have robbed a bank of $50,000. He kills one and apprehends the other. Ross Sawyer, a wanted outlaw and father of the boys, intends to intercept the stagecoach before Horne can bring his son Reese to justice.
Leah Parker returns to her family, who run the stagecoach depot. The Parkers are in dire need of money and hope Leah can help, although her reputation as a lady is in question. Without her daughter's knowledge, Myra Parker accepts a bribe to help the Sawyers defeat the sheriff.
Also in need of money to help his blind daughter, Sam Swope is deputized by the town and goes after Ross Sawyer, but is shot. Horne shoots it out with Ross and prevails, then turns in his badge and plans to settle down with Leah.