Jack Logan is the heir to half of a map to a hidden Indian mine. The trader and villain Jean Gregg sends his chief henchman Mack to make life difficult for Jack. Jack is aided in his quest ... See full summary »
Jack Logan is the heir to half of a map to a hidden Indian mine. The trader and villain Jean Gregg sends his chief henchman Mack to make life difficult for Jack. Jack is aided in his quest by the heirs to the other half of the map: Helen Holt and her younger brother Billy, and by a uniformed mystery man known as "The Mystery Trooper". Written by
Double jeopardy was another peril of the Dirty Thirties.
If the Great Depression and monster sand storms wasn't enough problems for American film-goers of the time, they also were exposed to this cluncker twice;when it was originally released in 1931 as "The Mystery Trooper" and then again in 1935 when Guaranteed Picture Company bought it (or found it) and re-issued it as "Trail of the Royal Mounted" during the years when changed-title films or re-issues didn't have to be identified as such. It was also sold to television circa 1949 under the "Trail of the Royal Mounted" title. To further mask the trail, the Guaranteed release also changed all of the chapter titles. The original chapter titles 1-10 were: The Trap of Terror-Paths of Peril-Fighting Fate-The Cave of Horror-The House of Hate-The Day of Doom-The Death Trail-The Killer Dogs-The Ghost City and The Lost Treasure. For "Trail of the Royal Mounted" these (1-10) were changed to: Clutches of Death-The Perilous Trail-Shadows of Evil-The Pit of Doom-Escape From Danger-The Devil's Warning- Path of Fate-Fangs of the Killer-The Phantom Warning and Fight to the Finish.
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