Release dateMay 21, 1953 (1953-05-21) WriterGil Doud (screenplay), John Michael Hayes (screenplay), John Michael Hayes (story), George W. George (idea), George F. Slavin (idea) ScreenplayGeorge W. George, Gil Doud CastJames Stewart (Steve Martin), Joanne Dru (Stella Rigaud), Gilbert Roland (Teche Bossier), Dan Duryea (Johnny Gambi), Jay C. Flippen (Kermit MacDonald), Marcia Henderson (Francesca Rigaud) Similar moviesWildcat, Flowing Gold, The District, Lay That Rifle Down, Git Along Little Dogies, Raiders of the Range
Thunder Bay is a 1953 American adventure film directed by Anthony Mann and starring James Stewart in their first non-western collaboration.
Stock footage 1953 movie premiere thunder bay with jimmy stewart
Following World War II, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin (James Stewart) and his friend Johnny Gambi (Dan Duryea) come to Louisiana with dreams of wealth. They build an offshore oil drilling platform with the help of a large company, and find themselves in a lucrative business. However, local shrimp fishermen are hostile, feeling their livelihood is at risk. A further complication is the budding romance between Steve and the daughter of one of the shrimpers.
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 Harry Morgan as MacDonald's assistant
The film is available as a standalone on VHS. Included in the James Stewart: Screen Legend Collection DVD box set (1.33:1 aspect ratio)