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

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Director:
Writers:
James Oliver Curwood (based on the story: "The Wolf Hunters")
Lindsley Parsons (screen play)
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Release Date:
22 October 1934 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
THE SPELL OF ADVENTURE AND THE UNKNOWN! (original poster - all caps) See more »
Plot:
Rod Drew hunts for a missing girl and finds himself in a fight over a goldmine as well. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Wayne ... Rod Drew
Verna Hillie ... Felice Newsome

Noah Beery ... George Newsome (as Noah Beery Sr.)

Noah Beery Jr. ... Wabi
Robert Frazer ... Jules LaRocque
Iris Lancaster ... Marie LaFleur
James A. Marcus ... Brother of John Ball (as James Marcus)
Eddie Parker ... Ryan - the Mountie
Earl Dwire ... Henchman Benoit
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Artie Ortego ... Henchman Towanga (uncredited)
Tex Palmer ... R.C. Mounted Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert N. Bradbury  (as Robert Bradbury)
 
Writing credits
James Oliver Curwood (based on the story: "The Wolf Hunters")

Lindsley Parsons (screen play)

Produced by
Paul Malvern .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lee Zahler (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Charles R. Hunt (film editor) (as Charles Hunt)
 
Art Direction by
E.R. Hickson 
 
Sound Department
Ralph Shugart .... recordist
 
Stunts
Yakima Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Parker .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Sam Perry .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Oliver Wallace .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Lee Zahler .... music supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
55 min
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Black and White | Color (colorized)
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Certification:
Finland:S (1946) | Germany:16 | UK:U | UK:U (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007) (TV)See more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
what a good movie!, 13 December 2008
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

This is a terrific Monogram-Lone Star western from 1934 which for some reason has me quite enchanted. I find the whole look and tone of the film like a comic book from my childhood; and it is the imagination struck from this that has me remembering scenes for days later. I know it is not a lot different from a zillion other 55 minute westerns of the 30s from poverty row, but this one has several compelling factors: A tall, young and handsome John Wayne in really groovy jeans and shirts, Noah beery Jr whose modern hair style sees him look like a young Warren Beatty, astoundingly glorious photography of mountains streams mighty waterfalls and incredible jaw-dropping horse-over-the-cliff stunts, hilarious PepeLePew French Canadian baddies, a great scene with 2 skeletons at a table; and very inventive camera angles and clear- lake water photography. THE TRAIL BEYOND is a real time travel western and the viewer can really feel the time and place. I show this surprise gem to many modern friends who are equally astonished. If there are many more of this caliber I want to see them. THE TRAIL BEYOND is worth the journey.

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