Green Grass of Wyoming

Synopsis: "Thunderhead," a roving, big white stallion, causes problems for the Wyoming ranchers when he leads their blue-blooded racing mares off to join his wild horse herd in the mountains. Escaping gunfire, he runs off one night with a young rancher;s mare, a possible winner of the Governor's Stake trotting race. The mare is recaptured and entered in the race against the horse owned by the father of the young rancher's sweetheart, and this puts a damper on their romance.
Genre: Drama, Family, Western
Director(s): Louis King
Production: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination.
89 min

# There were two wild stallions

on the mountain

# Only one could rule the land

# The son's mighty hoofs

come a-thunderin' down

# Great Albino lay dead in the sand, poor boy

# Great Albino lay dead in the sand

# Thunderhead then was

the king of the mountain

# Where he lived, nobody knew where

# He would steal to the ranches

in the valley below

# Now and then to take a new lady fair,

great lover

# Now and then to take a new lady fair

# At night many fillies broke for freedom

# At his feet another stallion lay dead

# Like a thief in the night

he would fly out of sight

# Mighty clever

# The valley people said

"Shoot that stallion"

# They were sure it was

the great Thunderhead

Yes, sirree. Old Thunderhead

was a mighty tough customer.

He kept getting bolder and bolder,

like the night when he struck

at Beaver Greenway's place.

Early next morning, Beaver's granddaughter

found out what had happened to their mare,

and things sure started popping.


Grandpa, get up. Get up, Grandpa.

- Another mare's gone.

- Huh?

- Another mare's gone. It's Lady Hanover.

- Lady Hanover?

She was run off by some stallion.

His hoofprints are all over the place.

By ginger, it's that Thunderhead.

- Well, don't stand there. Let's go after her.

- It's too late. She's dead.


She tried to jump that gulch in the upper

pasture. I found her lying down at the bottom.

Lady Hanover.

The finest trotting mare a man ever had.

Why, it was only last spring

we bred her to Willie D.

I was counting on her colt.

- I'm sorry, Grandpa.

- Don't you feel sorry for me!

By ginger, I'm going to tell those

McLaughlins a thing or two. You just wait.


Tell me, was I very?


- What day is it?

- Tuesday.


You've been that way since Sunday.

I'll put the coffee on.

Oh! Carey...

Pump for me, will you?

Honest, ducky, this is the last time.

- Yes, I know. Put your head down.

- Ohh!

Hey, what are you trying to do? Drown me?

Ouch! Ouch, you're scalping me!

I came here to look after you,

and I'm going to, even if it hurts.


Thanks for leaving my head on my shoulders.

Wash your hands.

I'll have breakfast ready in a minute.

All right.

Never mind breakfast.

I just remembered I'm mad.

- You're not going to start a fuss.

- I'm not, eh?

Thunderhead has stolen two of my mares and

if Rob McLaughlin won't do something, I will.

I'll not have you fight with Mr

McLaughlin. It's not neighbourly.

Grandpa, please wait till you feel better.

If I didn't feel as well as I do, I wouldn't

stand here arguing with you. Now scat.

I hope Ken doesn't forget those skillets.

This one's impossible. Just look at these eggs.

That kid should've been back last night.

It's a long pull from Los Angeles,

especially dragging a trailer.

I know, but that boy's got a genius

for getting into trouble.

If you fight with the McLaughlins,

no one in 20 miles will talk to you.

No man's stallion's gonna

steal my mares and get away with it.

- Well, Carey, Beaver, come on in.

- McLaughlin, I've lost another mare.

- Oh, I'm sorry to hear that.

- He's sorry, he says.

It's the second mare Thunderhead has stolen.

Wait a minute.

How do you know it's Thunderhead?

Nobody's even seen him since

we turned him loose a couple of years ago.

It's Thunderhead. You know what I'm gonna

do? I'm gonna hunt him down and shoot him.

You got a perfect right to shoot him

- if you catch him at it. You haven't even seen him.

- Are you calling me a liar?

- Please excuse him, Mr McLaughlin.

- No man calls me a liar and gets away with it.

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Martin Berkeley

Martin Berkeley (August 21, 1904 − May 6, 1979) was a Hollywood and television screenwriter who collaborated with the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) in the 1950s by naming dozens of Hollywood artists as Communists or Communist sympathizers. more…

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