Faded star Thomson shines in this silent, action-packed western.
The border bandit Severn is after Estrada's money. He not only gets Estrada to promise his daughter to him in marriage but he also convinces him that Dave Marshall is the bandit. When Dave shows up to expose Severn, he is jailed. In this film Fred performs a dangerous jump from a moving stagecoach to one of the horses pulling the coach. He fell and suffered a compound fracture of his right thigh. Yakima Canutt completed the stunt. Production of the movie was delayed for weeks while Fred recovered from his injury. Frederick Clifton Thomson (February 26, 1890-December 25, 1928) was an American silent film cowboy. He was a natural actor who rivaled Tom Mix in popularity before dying at age 38 of tetanus. Only two of his movies have survived to the present day, but Thundering Hoofs is the only surviving film in which Thomson is the main star.