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North West Mounted Police (1940)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  22 October 1940 (USA)
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Madeleine Carroll ...
April Logan
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Louvette Corbeau
Preston Foster ...
Sergeant Jim Brett
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Ronnie Logan
George Bancroft ...
Jacques Corbeau
Lynne Overman ...
Tod McDuff
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Dan Duroc
Walter Hampden ...
Big Bear
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Shorty
Montagu Love ...
Inspector Cabot
Francis McDonald ...
Louis Riel
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Johnny Pelang
Willard Robertson ...
Supt. Harrington
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Constable Jerry Moore
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Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He wanders into the midst of the Riel Rebellion, in which Métis (people of French and Native heritage) and Natives want a separate nation. Dusty falls for nurse April Logan, who is also loved by Mountie Jim Brett. April's brother is involved with Courbeau's daughter Louvette, which leads to trouble during the battles between the rebels and the Mounties. Through it all Dusty is determined to bring Corbeau back to Texas (and April, too, if he can manage it.) Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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canada | rebellion | texas | river | love | See more »

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The roaring magnificence of "Union Pacific" . . . the pulse-pounding action of "The Plainsman" . . . two surging love stories woven into an unforgettable drama of human emotions . . . told against the blazing beauty of the northern forests . . . filmed in SUPER TECHNICOLOR !


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22 October 1940 (USA)  »

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The Royal Canadian Mounted  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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DeMille initially thought Goddard all wrong for the role of the half-breed Indian girl. Marlene Dietrich, Simone Simon, Anna Sten, Olympe Bradna, and Steffi Duna were considered by the producer for the part, but when Goddard showed up in his office in costume and make-up speaking pidgin English, she charmed him into casting her. See more »

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Ronnie Logan: Listen you little wildcat, you're the only real thing that's ever happened to me. And nobody, nothing could ever make me let you go.
Louvette Corbeau: I love you so terrible bad I feel good.
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Referenced in The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

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DOES THE MOON SHINE THROUGH THE LONESOME PINE?
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Written by Frank Loesser, Victor Young
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De Mille's first Technicolor-epic
12 April 2007 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

The master of spectacle doesn't let us down in that regard with his first movie shot in Technicolor.The action sequences are as exciting as in other De Mille spectacles but the hammy acting,the ridiculous dialog and slow pacing makes this a below par movie for De Mille. Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll look embarrassed throughout speaking those silly lines.Preston Foster as the third party of the love triangle has one of his more substantial parts in his career.But it is fun to watch Paulette Goddard's hilarious overacting.As her villainous father George Bancroft isn't far behind in that department.The best acting are provided by the two veterans Akim Tamiroff and Lynne Overman who provide some comic relief.The movie is beautiful to look at in bright colors and passes the afternoon quite painlessly.


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