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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

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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)
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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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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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Stunts and Scenery, 30 December 2010
Author: wes-connors from Earth

In western gear, brawny John Wayne (as Rod Drew) is asked to find a missing woman. Donning modern dress, he takes a train to Canada. On board, Mr. Wayne meets similarly-suited college pal Noah Beery Jr. (as Wabi). Mr. Berry's participation in a crooked poker game gets the two men off the train. They change into western outfits, and are on the run from the law.

In an abandoned cabin, Wayne and Berry find a map to some gold, along with the skeletal remains of some unfortunates. They go to hide the map in a store run by pretty blonde Verna Hillie (as Felice) and papa Noah Beery Sr. (as George Newsome). The prospects of gold and a pretty woman attract the attention of dastardly Robert Frazer (as Jules LaRocque) and his gang…

This "Lone Star Productions" film has a simple plot that keeps you forgetting where they've been and why they're going wherever they're going. The focus is on Wayne and "half breed" (huh?) sidekick Berry Jr., with the latter's real-life father in a few scenes. A very mild subplot involves their competition for the lovely Ms. Hillie. The film gets by on stunts and scenery.

*** The Trail Beyond (10/22/34) Robert N. Bradbury ~ John Wayne, Noah Beery Jr., Verna Hillie, Noah Beery

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