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O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)

Saskatchewan (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Western | 30 March 1954 (USA)
In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, taking a safer route to the U.S. border in order to stop invading hostile Indians.

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Thomas O'Rourke
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Grace Markey
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Batoche
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Carl Smith
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Benton
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Lawson
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Abbott
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Cajou
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Chief Dark Cloud
Frank Chase ...
Keller
Lowell Gilmore ...
Banks
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Spotted Eagle
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Merrill
Bob Herron ...
Brill (as Robert D. Herron)
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Storyline

O'Rourke and his Cree half brother Cajou are returning from a northern Canadian trapping trip when they encounter a burned wagon train and sole survivor Grace. Naive Mountie commander Benton believes it to be a Cree attack. The Sioux from across the border are trying to force the Cree into being allies in their struggle with the U.S. 7th Cavalry. O'Rourke must mutiny to save the men. He must also aid Grace, in whom Marshal Smith has both official and unprovoked amorous interests. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The saga of the conquest of the Saskatchewan territory! See more »

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Adventure | Western

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30 March 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Grande Ofensiva  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Canadian Big Band leader Moxie Whitney and his musicians were extras many times in this movie. They played the bad guys, the good guys as well as mounties. See more »

Goofs

Movie is titled Saskatchewan but that province does not have the Rocky Mountains which dominate this film. Prettier, yes, but not factual, as the film was supposed to be based on a true story. See more »

Quotes

Thomas O'Rourke: Must be tough on a woman, alone in this country.
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Sasketchewan
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was there on location for this film and it was filmed mostly in Alberta in the vicinity of Lake Louise and Banff. It rained a lot during the filming and a lot had to be redone at the studio. I was an extra and mostly rode horses and was a dead man in several scenes. As a kid it was a great experience.

Alan Ladd was wonderful as was Carrol, Shelly and Raoul. They fed us well and we stayed in small out buildings, like motel buildings, near the Banff Springs Hotel.

I had to leave early to do a film with Jeff Chandler and I had a commitment at the Pasadena Playhouse at that time also. My last theatre work was in 1960 when I had to give up show business for health reasons --- I needed to eat!

Hope this clears up the question of where it was filmed.

Don Alan (Droesch)


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