In 1940's Moose Hill, Saskatchewan, outdoorsman Pierre is attracted to saloon-owner Daisy. Hearing of her impending marriage to 'Jap' Durkin, a law officer and rival, Pierre arranges things... See full summary »
In 1940's Moose Hill, Saskatchewan, outdoorsman Pierre is attracted to saloon-owner Daisy. Hearing of her impending marriage to 'Jap' Durkin, a law officer and rival, Pierre arranges things so the wedding won't occur. Later, Daisy's brother Val, who is also on Durkin's bad side, accidentally kills a crony of Durkin's. Durkin arrests Val and is determined to see him punished, not so much for the killing, but also for the humiliation of the canceled wedding. Pierre, Daisy, and a couple of visiting campers help spring Val, resulting in more complications and another death. Written by
Ron Kerrigan <email@example.com>
A curiously named movie, with no plains photographed at any time, all the movie locations are forests and mountains. "Francois of the Forest" or "Michel of the Mountains" might have been more appropriate, but whatever. Perhaps John Carroll is at least thinking of plains as he sings about his love for Saskatchewan at film's beginning and end.
The movie's complete nonsense, no surprise there really. Hollywood invents the "deputy" Mountie, a civilian lawman allowed to carry a six gun and shoot at people. This bit of hokum provides us with a heavy for the story. And then there is a fur trader who carries a six gun and tries to kill people, while making a living selling fire water to Indians. Pathetic script ideas for a movie set in 1940's Canada.
John Carroll is entertaining in the traditional American playing a French Canadian sort of way, with his "eh! babee" accent.
The movie's deserving of a one star rating, but gets a bonus star from me for providing Charles Stevens the opportunity to give us his, ahem, memorable performance as Crying Loon.
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