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The Trail Beyond (1934)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  22 October 1934 (USA)
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Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

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(as Robert Bradbury)

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(based on the story: "The Wolf Hunters"), (screen play)
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Verna Hillie ...
Noah Beery ...
George Newsome (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Robert Frazer ...
Iris Lancaster ...
Marie LaFleur
James A. Marcus ...
Brother of John Ball (as James Marcus)
Eddie Parker ...
Ryan - the Mountie
Earl Dwire ...
Henchman Benoit
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Rod Drew has been sent to find a missing miner and his daughter. He is joined by old friend Wabi whom he has to rescue from card cheats that framed him for murder. Later they find a skeleton and a map to a mine. When they put the map into a safe, a LaRocque henchman sees them. LaRocque wants the map and captures the Mountie sent to get Wabi. His man then dressed as the Mountie captures Rod and Wabi. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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map | skeleton | shack | murder | missing girl | See more »

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WHERE LIFE WAS RAW AND MIGHT WAS LAW! (1939 reissue poster - all caps) See more »


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22 October 1934 (USA)  »

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El largo camino  »

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In the canoe scene when Drew and Wabi leave the cabin with the rescued Mountie, when the Mountie is shot by one of the villains, he falls backwards toward Wabi. In the very next scene he's lying in the other direction toward Drew. See more »

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Remake of The Wolf Hunters (1926) See more »

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Just Breathe in that Mountain Air
2 June 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Great alpine scenery. Yes, I know, there's a story too, but who needs it with all the terrific vistas to marvel at. Lone Star didn't just ride around California's Owens Valley on this one. No sir, they got right into some of the best mountain panoramas of the Southern Sierras. Nearly every frame has something picturesque to look at.

Maybe you can follow the plot. I couldn't. Something about a gold mine and some baddies who speak Frenchified English about as well as I can. Poor Verna Hillie, she has about ten lines in the whole movie. Still, it does get tiresome looking at all those ugly guys. Then too, watch Noah Beery Sr., who has the look and voice of a first rate villain. Definitely, he should have played the lead bad guy. Still there are some good touches-- the broken bottle (how clever), the race down the river (scope out that waterfall), and the great Earl Dwire (no actor, but with a face that would scare Frankenstein).

The only advantage most A Westerns have over this lowly programmer is script quality. Sure, that's a biggie, but otherwise this little V W can hold its own against the sleeker Cadillacs of the day.


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