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River's End (1940)

Passed  |   |  Action, Drama, Western  |  10 August 1940 (USA)
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Convicted murderer John Keith (Dennis Morgan), escapes from his guards, and is pursued by Sergeant Conniston (Dennis Morgan, of the Royal Canadian Mouted Police. After a two year hunt, ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Conniston and his alcoholic guide O'Toole are on the trail of an escaped murderer named Keith. When they catch up with him in the farthest reaches of Northern Canada, Keith turns out ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ...
John Keith / Sgt. Derry Conniston
Elizabeth Inglis ...
Linda Conniston (as Elizabeth Earl)
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Andrew (Andy) Dijon
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Norman Talbot
James Stephenson ...
Insp. McDowell
Steffi Duna ...
Cheeta
Edward Pawley ...
Frank Crandell
John Ridgely ...
Constable Jeffers
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Constable Kentish
David Bruce ...
Balt
Gilbert Emery ...
Justice
Stuart Robertson ...
Sgt. Cruze
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Convicted murderer John Keith (Dennis Morgan), escapes from his guards, and is pursued by Sergeant Conniston (Dennis Morgan, of the Royal Canadian Mouted Police. After a two year hunt, Conniston almost dies of the cold and is rescued by Keith. Before he dies, Keith convinces him he is innocent of the crime for which he has been convicted, and Conniston insists that Keith, who bears nearly an identical resemblance to the Mountie, put on his uniform and pretend he is Conniston and go to River's End and prove his innocence. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Music by Stephen Foster
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The Mountie always gets his Man
19 March 2013 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

George Tobias could just play any part, although his accent does come and go in this one. Here, he's a supporting character "Dijon", helping our main character to escape. Our lead man is Dennis Morgan, playing both a convicted man (John Keith)and the County Mountie (Connison) assigned to chase him down. While it is a shortie, it is quite well played. There is some comedy in this "Canadian Western"... every couple minutes, Dijon's girlfriend comes running into the picture to make a big scene, even though Dijon promised to keep a low profile. He even starts a bar-room brawl as a pretense to get one of the bad guys in jail. Of course, there are a couple of chase scenes, and even a fist fight on the edge of a cliff. Victor Jory is Talbot, the "foil" in the story.

Directed by Ray Enright, who had worked his way up in the business in the early days of Hollywood. Based on the story by James Curwood, a prolific writer who seems to have written numerous novels about the outdoors, and the wild west. Fun film to watch. It starts as a serious drama, but seems to turn into a lighter comedy/drama about halfway through.


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