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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 »
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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John, Yak and Eddie get wet...and stay wet. See more (21 total) »

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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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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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
John, Yak and Eddie get wet...and stay wet., 9 December 2005

Stuntman Yakima Canutt, in a 1978 interview,had no problem recalling 1934's "The Trail Beyond." He recalls it as... "the one where John, Eddie Parker(stuntman) and I stayed wet more than we were dry" and said he told producer Paul Malvern to count him out of any more films where people spend most of the time paddling canoes up and down a river, and just call Buster Crabbe instead.

"The Trail Beyond" was easily the most water-logged Wayne film until he lost encounters with an octopus/octopii in "Reap the Wild Wind" and the later "Wake of the Red Witch." Within "The Trail Beyond", Canutt, Parker or Wayne(and sometimes all three because of close-ups)leap off a train into a lake;paddles up the river in a canoe; leaps off a bluff and swims to a canoe; paddles up the river a second time and jumps in the water to swim back and upset LaRocque's canoe; jumps in the water from a bank to prevent a canoe from going over the falls and, in general, is wet more often than dry.

In the department of Be Careful What You Wish For, an IMDb commentator writes an informed and loving piece about the California locale of this movie, and then wishes it had just been shot in color. One viewing of the colorized video version may have left him him thinking his beloved countryside looked very well and better in Archie Stout's b&w original photography.

A distraction may have been the reward poster on John Wayne, as "Gat Ganns" from his earlier "West of the Divide" that shows up on the wall of Beery's "Waninosh House" trading post (which also shows up in "The Man from Utah"), but a much larger distraction was Robert Frazer's and Earl Dwire's attempts at French accents, or whatever accent they tried to employ.

And the reward posters aren't a "goof." Monogram and resident-art director E. R. Hickson didn't go in much for redecorating standing sets. Those posters showed up for years in later Monogram westerns post 1937.

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