One of the two dozen or more Canadian-produced (usually by Kenneth J. Bishop) films distributed by Columbia circa 1935-39 in order to comply with (and circumvent) the British-Quota Law that... See full summary »

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One of the two dozen or more Canadian-produced (usually by Kenneth J. Bishop) films distributed by Columbia circa 1935-39 in order to comply with (and circumvent) the British-Quota Law that basically required a large percentage of the cast and crew of a small percentage of the total films distributed by American film companies to the UK had to be comprised of British subjects and shot on British or Dominion soil.Distributing the Bishop-Canadian made films was cheaper for Columbia than building and maintaining a studio in London.Since Charles Starrett and stunt man Ted Mapes were about the only people connected to this film that currently or in the past weren't subjects of HRM, this film more than qualified.In this one, RCMP Alan Barclay (Charles Starrett)) is sent to investigate the presumed murder of his friend and fellow RCMPoliceman Gene (Henry Mollison)) when Gene's horse is found riderless or, in the words of French-born western director George Archainbaud, "empty." Gene had been... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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RIDE DOWN THE ADVENTURE TRAIL WITH THE MOUNTIES! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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3 June 1936 (USA)  »

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A Mountie Gets His Man -- No Matter What the Name
1 November 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Charles Starrett takes some time off from being a cowboy to be a mountie in this run-of-the-mill effort. Try not to pay too close attention to the IMDb credits; Starrett's character is not named "Alan Barclay" but "Alan Craig"; Finis Martin is not "Ann" but "Jean" and screenwriter J.P. McGowan, whose career went back to Kalem in 1909, plays not "Barstow" but "The Blacksmith." I have no idea where the glitch arose, but there you are.

Anyway, Charlie goes to take a look in lumbering territory where a fellow Mountie has been killed, and while the uniform and place are differemt, he still rides a horse. There are some decent outdoors shots, although most of them look like second-unit work. Other than that, it might have been a western with Starrett playing a Texas Ranger yet again.


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