Fighting Shadows (1935)

Mountie Tim O'Hara is sent to Indian River to investigate a fur trading racket. But he quickly finds himself in trouble when he is accused of shooting a prisoner in the back and is then put in jail by a fellow Mountie.






Complete credited cast:
Constable Bob Rutledge
Martha Harrison
Brad Harrison
Hank Bascomb
Hank Stalkey
Horn, Randall's partner (as James Mason)
Henchman Randall
Duncan (as Edward Le Saint)


RCMP Tim O'Hara (Tim McCoy) is sent to the Indian River territory to put an end to the terrorism which has resulted in the trappers practically giving away their furs, by intimidation, instead of selling them to the Hudson Bay Company. Before joining the force, O'Hara was a resident of the territory and had left rather than risk a possible fatal brawl with Brad Harrison (Ward Bond), the brother of Tim's sweetheart Martha (Geneva Mitchell.) Upon his return, Tim is openly and often taunted by Brad as having joined the Mounties so that he might return without fear of facing Brad's previous accusations of stealing a fur pelt. Tim's investigation leads him to wrongfully suspect Brad of being involved with the fur-stealing gang. When a prisoner in Tim's charge is killed, Tim is jailed by his Mountie friend Bob Rutledge (Bob Allen.) Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

18 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Guns of the Law  »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of over a hundred Columbia features, mostly Westerns, sold to Hygo Television Films in the 1950s, who marketed them under the name of Gail Pictures; opening credits were redesigned, with some titles misspelled, the credit order of the players rearranged, some names misspelled, and new end titles attached, thus eliminating any evidence of their Columbia roots. Apparently, the original material was not retained in most of the cases, and the films have survived, even in the Sony library, only with these haphazardly created replacement opening and end credits. See more »


Remade as The Silent Code (1935) See more »

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