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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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Brother of John Ball (as James Marcus)
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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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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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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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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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Remade as The Wolf Hunters (1949) See more »

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"LaRocque and his men are attacking Wabinosh House!"
29 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

John Wayne heads to Canada to find the niece of his father's best friend and bring her home to him. On the train north he meets an old college buddy (Noah Beery, Jr.) who gets into trouble, so the two wind up leaping from a speeding train. This is in the first four minutes! Later, they find the girl but get mixed up with mounties, villains with bad French accents, and a fight over a goldmine.

Of all the cheapie westerns John Wayne made early in his career, this is one of the best I've seen. The stunts, by the great Yakima Canutt and Eddie Parker, are outstanding. Cool to see Noah Beery Sr. and Jr. in the same movie together. The Mammoth Lakes area location shooting is a HUGE plus. They usually shot these cheapies in the same old bland ordinary places. The change of scenery makes a world of difference. The Archie Stout photography helps a lot, too. It's a simple but entertaining oater. At just under an hour, I see no reason you shouldn't check it out.


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