Perils of the Royal Mounted

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Perils of the Royal Mounted
Perils of the Royal Mounted.jpg
Directed by James W. Horne
Produced by Larry Darmour
Written by Basil Dickey
Scott Littleton
Louis E. Heifetz
Jesse Duffy
Original screenplay
Starring Robert Stevens
Nell O'Day
Kenneth MacDonald
Herbert Rawlinson
Richard Fiske
Narrated by Knox Manning
Music by Lee Zahler
Cinematography James S. Brown Jr.
Black and white
Edited by Dwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 29, 1942 (1942-05-29)
Country United States
Language English

Perils of the Royal Mounted (1942) was the 18th serial released by Columbia Pictures. It starred Robert Kellard as the hero, Sgt. Mack MacLane of the Royal Mounties, and Kenneth MacDonald as Mort Ramsome, the head villain. It also co-starred Nell O'Day, Iron Eyes Cody, Kermit Maynard and I. Stanford Jolley.

Plot[edit]

The trading post of Sitkawan, Canada is taken by surprise when an Indian tribe attacks and massacres the settlers aboard a fur-bearing wagon train. Sergeant MacLane of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is assigned to investigate the case. MacLane soon realises that the attackers were led by Mort Ransome, a nasty renegade, who had been conspiring with Black Bear, medicine man of the tribe, to incite the heretofore friendly Indians for his own gain. He also learns that two white renegades have kidnapped Diana Blake, daughter of the local post factor, and saves her from a runaway wagon just before it plunges over a cliff. Perils of the Royal Mounted also features stereotypically Northern genre elements including fur trappers, lumberjacks, trading posts, rebellious Indian braves, forest fires, avalanches, and a wide range of dangerous wildlife.

Cast[edit]

Robert Stevens Sgt. Mack MacLane, RCMP
Nell O'Day Diane Blake
Kenneth MacDonald     Mort Ransome
Herbert Rawlinson Richard Winton
John Elliott Factor J. L. Blake
Richard Fiske Constable Brady
Forrest Taylor Preacher Hinsdale
George Chesebro Gaspard, chief thug
Jack Ingram Baptiste, chief thug
I. Stanford Jolley Pierre, thug
Al Ferguson Mike, thug
Charles King Curly, thug
Bud Osborne Jake, thug
Justin Cousson Ricky, Radio operator
Nick Thompson Black Bear, medicine man
Art Miles Chief Flying Cloud
Richard Vallin Little Wolf
Hank Bell Martin, trapper-townsman
Tom London Gaynor, trapper-townsman
Kermit Maynard Constable Collins
Stanley Price Hood, phony Mountie thug
Harry Harvey Denny Burke, telegrapher
Ed Cassidy Jenson, crooked warehouseman
Kenneth Harlan John Craig, phony commissioner
C. Montague Shaw Commissioner Phillips
Ted Adams Henchman
Robert Barron Henchman
Iron Eyes Cody Indian, pursuit party leader

Cast notes[edit]

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. The Totum[sic] Talks
  2. The Night Raiders
  3. The Water God's Revenge
  4. Beware, the Vigilantes
  5. The Masked Mountie
  6. Underwater Gold
  7. Bridge to the Sky
  8. Lost in the Mine
  9. Into the Trap
  10. Betrayed by Law
  11. Blazing Beacons
  12. The Mounties' Last Chance
  13. Painted White Man
  14. Burned at the Stake
  15. The Mountie Gets His Man

SOURCE:[1]

Other versions[edit]

  • This serial was released in Latin America in March 1943, under the title Los Valientes de la Guardia, in English with Spanish subtitles.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland & Company. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-7864-0471-1. 

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