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John C. Higgins (screenplay)
Garnett Weston (story)
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Release Date:
19 December 1952 (USA) See more »
Before the covered wagons...Before the charging cavalry...Rode the NORTHWEST MOUNTIE See more »
In 1876, Duncan MacDonald joins the new, 300-member Mounted Police in western Canada, just in time for a dangerous mission... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Tyrone Power ... Constable Duncan MacDonald

Cameron Mitchell ... Konah

Thomas Gomez ... Natayo Smith

Penny Edwards ... Emerald Neeley

Robert Horton ... Jess Calhoun
Anthony Numkena ... Comes Running (as Anthony Earl Numkena)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds ... White Moon (as Adeline DeWalt Reynolds)
Howard Petrie ... Insp. Frazer
Stuart Randall ... Standing Bear
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Boone ... (uncredited)
Chief Bright Fire ... Indian (uncredited)

Frank DeKova ... Custin (uncredited)
Grady Galloway ... Shemawgun (uncredited)
Jim Hayward ... Tim Neeley (uncredited)
Muriel Landers ... Small Face, wife of Natayo (uncredited)
Carlos Loya ... Katatatsi (uncredited)

Michael Rennie ... Ending Narrator (uncredited)
Richard Shackleton ... Byran Neeley (uncredited)
Shooting Star ... Crier (uncredited)
Nipo T. Strongheart ... Medicine Man (uncredited)
Richard Thunder-Sky ... Indian (uncredited)
John War Eagle ... Indian (uncredited)

Directed by
Joseph M. Newman 
Writing credits
John C. Higgins (screenplay)

Garnett Weston (story)

Produced by
Samuel G. Engel .... producer
Original Music by
Alex North 
Cinematography by
Harry Jackson 
Film Editing by
John W. McCafferty 
Art Direction by
Chester Gore 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
Fred J. Rode 
Costume Design by
Edward Stevenson 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
George Lane .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Harry Maret .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sid Bowen .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Horace Hough .... assistant director
David Silver .... assistant director (uncredited)
Jack Sonntag .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Don Bechetti .... carpenter (uncredited)
Jack Stubbs .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Eugene Grossman .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Frank McGrath .... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Mitchell .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... wardrobe director
Sam Benson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Alfred Newman .... musical director
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Other crew
Leonard Doss .... technicolor color consultant
Nipo T. Strongheart .... technical advisor (as Chief Nipo T. Strongheart)
Frank Barton .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Bruce Carruthers .... technical advisor (uncredited)
Elmer Cassiday .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Kathleen Fagan .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Al Leman .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Luther O'Brien .... technical consultant (uncredited)
Murray Steckler .... stand-in: Tyrone Power (uncredited)

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Additional Details

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82 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Actor Stuart Randall, playing Standing Bear, had all his lines re-dubbed with another actor's voice after filming was completed. Apparently the producers finally realized that most Canadian Indians do not, like Randall, have a distinct Texas accent.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): It is stated in the beginning that Duncan MacDonald speaks Cree, but then his adopted Indian son has a conversation with the captive white woman and they both understand one another! He didn't speak English and she didn't speak Cree.See more »
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Competent and entertaining, 21 November 2007
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Improbably enough, Tyrone Power plays one of the first Canadian Mounties in this film. While I just couldn't picture him in this role, he was fine in the role as an interpreter sent to discuss peace with a renegade Indian tribe. The first half of the film was amazingly leisurely paced and lacked the usual level of excitement found in a Western, though the second half improved quite a bit. What I particularly liked was how the Indians were generally portrayed. Unlike earlier Westerns of the 30s and 40s, this one was much more sympathetic in its portrayal of the natives--showing them as intelligent and generally quite honorable. Also, to get past the usual dialog and accent problems, early in the film the narrator announced that Power and the Indians spoke the native language but it was translated to English for the benefit of the audience (an unusual announcement to say the least).

Aside from a nice portrayal of most of the Indian, the story also featured a cute Indian lad who actually helped the story--something cute child actors rarely do! On the negative side, the overall effort, to me, seemed rather listless in places and just didn't seem like much more than a very good time-passer. Interestingly enough, I watched this movie with my wife and she really liked it--more than I did, and this is unusual since she usually HATES Westerns.

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