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Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

 -  Drama | Family  -  23 June 1939 (USA)
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Susannah Sheldon
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Monty - Inspector Angus Montague
Margaret Lockwood ...
Vicky Standing
Martin Good Rider ...
Little Chief
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Pat O'Hannegan
Maurice Moscovitch ...
Chief Big Eagle (as Maurice Moscovich)
Moroni Olsen ...
Supt. Andrew Standing
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Wolf Pelt
Lester Matthews ...
Harlan Chambers
Leyland Hodgson ...
Randall
Herbert Evans ...
Doctor
Jack Luden ...
Williams
Charles Irwin ...
Sergeant MacGregor
John Sutton ...
Corporal Piggott
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Flaming arrows! Cracking rifles!

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Drama | Family

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Release Date:

23 June 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Susannah  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Indians used in this picture are from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. See more »

Quotes

Pat O'Hannegan: What are you doing? Give me that!
Susannah Sheldon: But it's only a piece of old buffalo skin I've been using to polish Mr. Monty's boots.
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague: Why, Sue, that's Mr. Pat's pride and joy. It's his toupee!
Susannah Sheldon: Toupee?
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague: Sure. Show her, Pat.
Pat O'Hannegan: Yes, sir.
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague: No, no, no, put it on.
Susannah Sheldon: Oh, it's your hair! I'm awfully sorry! I didn't know! You look so handsome you'd think you'd want to wear it all the time.
Inspector Angus 'Monty' Montague: Oh, yes, he's a real lady-killer with that on.
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Soundtracks

In the Gloaming
(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
Sung a cappella by soldiers in Supt. Standing's home
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Indians, warfare, mountains and little Susannah saves the hero!
19 August 2001 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I happen to be viewing the colored version on tv, which is fine. Young Shirley had grown up just a little more since her last role as the Little Princess (1939).

This movie about Mounties, Indians, and adventure is the kind of entertainment we as kids would sit through in a dark theater on Saturday afternoons, with much noise, lots of popcorn, and plenty of fun. I believe the main storyline deals with the troubles encountered when laying down the railroad line out West. Such an action clashed with the Indians' way of life; they also felt threatened by the white man's progress into their territory.

It's questionable to see Victor Jory as an Indian. Well this is a movie so anything can happen. Little Susannah (Shirley Temple) has a harrowing time at the beginning, being the only one left after an Indian raid. She's found hiding under a barrel and befriended by Inspector Monty (Randolph Scott) who takes her under his wing and gives her shelter. One episode later shows her having a good time teaching Monty how to dance (with a book on his head), him being so tall and her still short, it's very amusing to watch.

Much action of Indians, war dances, troubles afoot. I liked the scenes of beautiful mountains as I live west of the Rockies too. Original Blackfoot tribesmen were a big part of this film.

Good adventure, lots of activity, great for youngsters and those who are still young at heart!


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