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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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(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 ...
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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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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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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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If seeing young John Wayne and some pretty Mammoth Lakes scenery is enough for you, you'll love it!
5 December 1999 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

For me, the movie was (a) poor but (b) fun.

"Poor" because the directing was lame, the dialogue was hard not to chuckle at, the fight-scenes were definitely proto, and the plot meandering.

But still it was "fun" because here was young John Wayne giving it his all, jumping off cliffs, diving into every body of water he could find, and fighting Bad French Guys. And it's fun to see such a young, naive movie, so endearingly but sincerely lame, trying hard to do nothing but entertain. And for me, a lifelong lover of Mammoth Lakes, it was fun to see Crystal Crag, and a shot down at Twin Lakes from below Lake Mamie described as "a bend in the river."

I just wish it had been color!


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