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The Trail Beyond (1934)

Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well.

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(based on the story: "The Wolf Hunters"), (screen play)
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Rod Drew
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George Newsome (as Noah Beery Sr.)
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Iris Lancaster ...
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Brother of John Ball (as James Marcus)
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Ryan - the Mountie
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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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THE SPELL OF ADVENTURE AND THE UNKNOWN! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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22 October 1934 (USA)  »

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Det dolda spåret  »

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Villain Noah Beery, Sr., challenged leading lady Verna Hillie to a drinking contest on location. See more »

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When the Mounties and the deputies are chasing the villains one of the villains is shot from his horse. You can see a rope tied to him after he falls. See more »

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Featured in God's Country and the Man (1937) See more »

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The Trail Beyond was really The Creek Between
26 June 2004 | by (Derby, UK) – See all my reviews

This has always stood out from the (star) pack for me, almost wholly because of the scenery and the sympathetic photography. The screenplay storyboard is plain to read as you're watching, stilted dialogue ending abruptly at scene ends, trip wires pulling down horses galore, a rope yanking a shot baddie offa his horse, reflecting mirrors directing light at the subjects etc.

The usual Golden Age convention leftovers from Edwardian times are also apparent - suspicion of murder falling naturally upon the head of a person of mixed parentage, the handy ethnic minority (French) ready to be the bad guys to a man, beautiful heiresses innocent and untarnished by money etc. Plenty of chasing about, silent fight scenes, an undeveloped love affair, hair-raising stunts with various stuntmen and stunthorses and a confusing climax.

OK - but I still love and recommend this one!


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