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Yukon Flight (1940)

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When the plane owned by the "Yukon and Columbia Mail Service" crashes, RCMP Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill) and Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien) suspect murder. Their suspicions are confirmed... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
James Newill ...
Louise Stanley ...
Louise Howard
Warren Hull ...
Bill Shipley
William Pawley ...
Yuke Gradeau
Dave O'Brien ...
George Humbert ...
Nick - Cafe Owner
Karl Hackett ...
Raymond - Airline Owner
Jack Clifford ...
Roy Barcroft ...
Henchman Lodin
Bob Terry ...
Henchman DeLong
Earl Douglas ...
Henchman Smokie Joe


When the plane owned by the "Yukon and Columbia Mail Service" crashes, RCMP Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill) and Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien) suspect murder. Their suspicions are confirmed when Renfrew finds the control stick has been jammed, forcing the plane to fly in one direction until the gas ran out. Mine owner Louise Howard (Louise Stanley) reports that her superintendent is missing. The Mounties find him murdered and that too has been made to look like an accident. A new mail service pilot, Bill Shipley (Warren Hull), arrives. He had gone to training school with Renfrew but had been cashiered for misconduct. The Mounties discover that Raymond (Karl Hackett), who had been working for Louise, really owns the flying line managed by Yuke Cardoe (William Pawley.) They find proof that all the gold from the mine isn't being turned over to Louise, and suspect that Raymond and Yuke are stealing the gold and shipping it to Seattle by plane. Renfrew sets a trap and Yuke and Raymond try ... Written by Les Adams <>

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Renfrew and his red raiders track down bandits of the murder invades the Yukon! See more »






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2 January 1940 (USA)  »

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Bill Shipley's aircraft, a Waco RNF, was US registered, NC 617 Y, which is odd for a movie set in Canada. The other aircraft at the airfield was a monoplane, yet when the bad guys fly off at the end they are in another biplane. See more »


During the opening minutes, the plane with the pilot who's bound and immobile is shown crashing into a large tree. Later, when Mounties Renfrew and Kelly investigate the crash scene, there's no tree and the remains of the crash are in an open area of land. See more »


Follows On the Great White Trail (1938) See more »


Mounted Men
Written by Betty Laidlaw and Robert Lively
Sung by James Newill
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Gold is being smuggled by air and a pilot killed but Sgt. Renfrew catches on
22 July 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fun little programmer with a capable cast that takes place in Canada. The hero is Sgt. Renfrew of the Mounties (James Newill), assisted by Dave O'Brien, and with the love interest of Louise Stanley. The story mixes crime, song, some comic bits, some horseback riding, and a very, very good biplane dog fight at the end against a background of mountains.

Every so often Renfrew breaks into song, and he has a very good tenor voice like Nelson Eddy. In between the good guys and the bad smugglers who have murdered a pilot who doublecrossed them is another pilot played by Warren Hull. He's a former pal of Renfrew.

The gang's murder technique is novel. It disguises the murder with an airplane crash.

An unpretentious movie that fills about 56 minutes. My print was old but watchable.

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