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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.


(as Robert Bradbury)


(based on the story: "The Wolf Hunters"), (screen play)
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Complete credited cast:
Rod Drew
Verna Hillie ...
George Newsome (as Noah Beery Sr.)
Robert Frazer ...
Iris Lancaster ...
James A. Marcus ...
Brother of John Ball (as James Marcus)
Eddie Parker ...
Ryan - the Mountie
Henchman Benoit


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 <>

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22 October 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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


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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The Duke versus the trappers.
28 December 2004 | by (Flushing, NY) – See all my reviews

Rod Drew is sent by a friend to locate his long lost daughter Marie, who he believes is in Northwest Canada. En route by train, Drew meets his old friend, a half breed named Wabi, who immediately becomes involved in a murder frame up and the two jump from the train wanted men. Tracking down clues to Marie's whereabouts, Drew and Wabi make their way to an abandoned cabin and find a map that Drew's friend and a partner made, showing the location of a treasure. Wabi takes Drew to a trading post run by Newsome and assisted by his daughter Felice (whom Wabi loves). Benoit, who works as a clerk in Newsome's store, tries to grab the map so he can get the treasure for LaRocque, a trapper and the film's bad man. Noting that Drew and Wabi are wanted men, LaRocque has one of his men kidnap and impersonate a Mountie, and get the map when they arrive back at the cabin, however Drew gives them a fake map, and he, Wabi, and Ryan (the Mountie) go after the treasure, while LaRocque and his men close in on Newsome's cabin to get the map. A very enjoyable B film with what seems like better directing and production values than seen in previous Bradbury films, which probably due to the fact that its based on the Curwood novel, rather than being an original Bradbury story. Nice cinematography highlight the film and overshadow the wooden acting by the entire cast, especially by Frazer and Dwire as the villains. Much of the start of the movie has character introduction which gets the film off on a wrong foot, but the film settles in and becomes enjoyable. Rating, based on B westerns, 7.

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