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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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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 »
THE SPELL OF ADVENTURE AND THE UNKNOWN! (original poster - all caps) See more »
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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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
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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55 min
Black and White | Color (colorized)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:S (1946) | Germany:16 | UK:U | UK:U (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Villain Noah Beery, Sr., challenged leading lady Verna Hillie to a drinking contest on location.See more »
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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"LaRocque and his men are attacking Wabinosh House!", 29 August 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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