Dangers of the Canadian Mounted

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Dangers of the Canadian Mounted
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Directed by Fred C. Brannon
Yakima Canutt
Produced by M.J. Frankovich
Written by Franklin Adreon
Basil Dickey
Sol Shor
Robert G Walker
Starring Jim Bannon
Virginia Belmont
Anthony Warde
Dorothy Granger
Bill Van Sickel
Tom Steele
Dale Van Sickel
Cinematography John MacBurnie
Release dates United States 24 April 1948 (serial)[1]
31 December 1956 (re-release)[1]
1966 (TV)[1]
Running time 12 chapters / 167 minutes (serial)[1]
100 minutes (TV)[1]
Budget $150,038 (negative cost: $150,130)[1]

Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948) is a Northern Republic film serial.

Synopsis[edit]

A criminal gang discover a Genghis Khan treasure ship on the Canada-Alaska border. However, the treasure is hidden somewhere on land. In their efforts to find the hidden treasure they resort to murder and sabotage to stop the construction of the Alcan highway which will bring homesteaders to the area. Sergeant Christopher 'Chris' Royal of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and his allies battle their way to find the crooks and to learn the identity of their mysterious leader known only as 'The Boss'...

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Dangers of the Canadian Mounted was budgeted at $150,038 although the final negative cost was $150,130 (a $92, or 0.1%, overspend).[1]

It was filmed between 7 October and 28 October 1947.[1] The serial's production number was 1699.[1]

Stunts[edit]

Special effects[edit]

The special Effects were created by the Lydecker brothers.

Release[edit]

Theatrical[edit]

Dangers of the Canadian Mounted's official release date is 24 April 1948, although this is actually the date the sixth chapter was made available to film exchanges.[1]

This was followed by a re-release of Dick Tracy Returns instead of a new serial. The next new serial, Adventures of Frank and Jesse James, followed in the autumn.[1]

The serial was re-released on 31 December 1956 between the similar re-releases of Federal Operator 99 and The Purple Monster Strikes. The last original Republic serial release was King of the Carnival in 1955.[1]

Television[edit]

Dangers of the Canadian Mounted was one of twenty-six Republic serials re-released as a film on television in 1966. The title of the film was changed to R.C.M.P. & the Treasure of Genghis Khan. This version was cut down to 100-minutes in length.[1]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. Legend of Genghis Khan (20min)
  2. Key to the Legend (13min 20s)
  3. Ghost Town (13min 20s)
  4. Terror in the Sky (13min 20s)
  5. Pursuit (13min 20s)
  6. Stolen Cargo (13min 20s)
  7. The Fatal Shot (13min 20s)
  8. False Testimony (13min 20s)[2]
  9. The Prisoner Spy (13min 20s)
  10. The Secret Meeting (13min 20s) - a re-cap chapter
  11. Secret of the Altar (13min 20s)
  12. Liquid Jewels (13min 20s)

Source:[1][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n Mathis, Jack (1995). Valley of the Cliffhangers Supplement. Jack Mathis Advertising. pp. 3, 10, 104–105. ISBN 0-9632878-1-8. 
  2. ^ The Eighth Chapter is recorded as "Fatal Testimony" in William C. Cline's In the Nick of Time, though the actual onscreen title is "False Testimony."
  3. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 247. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X. 

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Preceded by
G-Men Never Forget (1948)
Republic Serial
Dangers of the Canadian Mounted (1948)
Succeeded by
Adventures of Frank and Jesse James (1948)