Thunder Bay

Synopsis: In 1946, ex-Navy engineer Steve Martin comes to a Louisiana town with a dream: to build a safe platform for offshore oil drilling. Having finessed financing from a big oil company, formerly penniless Steve and his partner Johnny are in business...and getting interested in shrimp-boat captain Rigaud's two lovely daughters. But opposition from the fishing community grows fast, led by Stella Rigaud. Other hazards include sabotage, a hurricane...and a treacherous board of directors.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Anthony Mann
Production: Universal
103 min

Wait a minute, wait.

Hold it.

Another shell?


lf you hadn't blown our mustering-out

pay on this hare-brained idea,

you might've had

a new pair of shoes.

Me, too.

Two million dollars. Can't

be done for a penny less.

lf you can promote one

Confederate two-bit piece,

l'll kiss you

in Yankee Stadium.

You really think

your man will show?

He said he would.

Well, if he does,

he'll miss us.

We're not gonna walk

any 20 miles in one hour.

Yeah? We'll run, then.

Where you going?

Only one place you can go

on this road, Port Felicity.

Good. We're late

for an appointment.

Do you think you could

speed this thing up,

or should we get

somebody else?


Thanks, my friend.

l'd appreciate the lift.

lt's worth $5 to us if you

can get us to town by 2:00.

Okay? Thank you.

$5 to go 20 miles

in one hour.


Entertainment. Can you

juggle or anything like that?

We might pick up

a few bucks.

l can imitate

a movie star.

l'd rather go hungry.

Now, you go rent a boat.

Take good care of the jewels. Give

me that. See you in a few minutes.

Nice, clean boat

you got, skipper.

She's good to me

and l'm good to her.

Yours, huh?

For a long time.

How is the shrimp haul

this season?

Some years is good,

some years is bad.

This year, terrible.

That's too bad. Would you

like to rent your boat?

Rent my boat? For what?

A partner of mine is in town.

Wants to look around, maybe

take a spin on the Gulf.

We'll give you $50

for the day.

This partner of yours

give $50 just to look around?

Oh, he's a big money man.

He's interested in making

an investment around here.

Oh, but there's nothing here

but fish.

What kind of an investment?

A fish cannery?

That all depends upon

how he reacts to the place.

We have no fish cannery here.

lt would be a good thing.

lt would save me

lot of time and money,

hauling my fish and shrimp

to New Orleans.

l would like to

meet this man.

Well, that's fine, skipper.

That's fine.


have you got some deck chairs

we can put out here?

Deck chairs?


Dress the place up a little

bit. Make a good impression.

But there's no room for

chairs on a shrimp boat.

Skip it.

Well! Mr. Martin!

Come aboard! Come aboard!

See if you approve!

This is your partner?


This is Mr. Steven Martin. l

don't believe l got your name.

l am Dominique Rigaud.

Mr. Rigaud.

Well, it's a pleasure.

Yes, sir, l'm very glad all

of us ran into each other.

You know, this just might be

the most important day

in the history

of Port Felicity.

Smaller places than this

have been put on the map

just because some very shrewd

investor comes in and, and...


Ah, Stella!

This is my daughter, my beautiful

girl and the best sailor in Port.

This is Mr. Martin.

How do you do?

l didn't get your name.

Johnny Gambi.

What's all this about, Dad?

l have rented the boat to

them. $50 just for today.

And this one wants to

make an investment.

Where is the $50?


Well, miss, we...

We haven't got to talk

about the money yet, Stella.

With his kind, you don't talk

about money, you ask to see it.

You don't talk about investments,

you check Dun & Bradstreet.

That's my daughter.

She's got her head

on her shoulders, for sure.

She spent three years

in Chicago.


Where is the $50?

Why, miss, are you suggesting

we're not good for it?




Do you hear that?


Right on time. Come on.

Here he comes.

There he is.

He did come.

There's our investor.

And just in time, too.


You think this a lie?

Could be loaded

with them.

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