A deranged killer escapes into the Canadian woods. He tries to fool the locals by pretending he is a well known mystery writer, but the local Mountie starts to get suspicious.



(story "Fatal Note"), (screenplay) (as Stephen Norris)

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Cast overview:
Joan Barclay ...
Doris McCloud
Dapper Dan Geary & Stephen Morris
Henchman Jo-Jo Regan
George Cleveland ...
Inspector McCloud
Julian Rivero ...
Frenchie Le Farge
Eddie Phillips ...
Henchman Emile
Henchman Gustaf
Dick Curtis ...
Henchman Josef (as Richard Curtis)
Rocky the Horse ...
Jim's Horse (as 'Rocky')


Noticing the resemblance between himself and noted author Steven Norris, wanted gangster Dan Geary kidnaps Norris and assumes his identity. His charade is successful for a while but when his new stenographer reads some of his latest writing to Mountie McGregor, McGregor become suspicious. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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30 September 1936 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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You perfectly charming fool!
15 February 2006 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Silly and moronic Mountie film here, this features a bad guy who escapes the law by going into Canadian forests and impersonating a famous author vacationing there (thanks to the absurd ¼ page article in the paper saying just that), he connects with some bad guys there, which of course, are zee French trappers, and pretty soon, he's enjoying this impersonation and wooing the RCMP commander's daughter, much to the chagrin of our hero, who realizes something isn't right about the author, who he's met before. Soon, Our antagonist's cover is in peril.. will it be our hero discovering his true identity? Or will the actions of the people around him cause him to blow his cover? All of this sounds somewhat interesting, but really it's not, it's somewhat too talky, the hero isn't at all someone you would really root for, and it all seems sloppily put together.

And oh, there are no phantoms. None. Nada. Zilch.

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