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:
Doris McCloud
Dapper Dan Geary & Stephen Morris
Henchman Jo-Jo Regan
Inspector McCloud
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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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Friday 17 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) and in Los Angeles Saturday 3 June 1950 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »


The setting is supposed to be Manitoba, which is generally flat, but the scenery is more like the Rockies with snow-covered mountains in the background. See more »


On Your Guard
Written by Didheart Conn
Performed by Kermit Maynard
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Rose Marie ripoff
5 June 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An outfit called Conn Pictures got Kermit Maynard to star in this Northwestern which is a poverty row Rose Marie. Earlier in 1936 the MacDonald/Eddy classic was released by MGM and singing Mounties got their vogue. Not that Kermit Maynard sung a lot and if he wasn't dubbed it wasn't with the caliber of Nelson Eddy. But we did learn that Mounties do have pillow fights in the barracks.

Harry Worth plays two roles, a public enemy from New York who is on the lam and sees in a New York newspaper that his lookalike who is a mystery writer is going to stay in his cabin in the Canadian woods. So he beats it up to Canada from New York and kidnaps him and takes his place with a false beard for disguise. Why he doesn't kill him God only knows among other questions.

Paul Fix who also took on the lam to Canada meets up with an old jail house buddy Julian Rivero who is presumably a Meti though he says he was born in New York, not too many of those around. They also need a place for a hideout and a partnership is born. For the rest of the film let's say the partnership doesn't work out.

This film is bad, but it's also kind of goofy in its own way. On that level it might be enjoyed.

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