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O'Rourke of the Royal Mounted (1954)
"Saskatchewan" (original title)

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In 1877 Western Canada, a police inspector revolts against his inept commander, and takes a safer route to the US boarder to stop invading hostile Indians.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Thomas O'Rourke
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Grace Markey
J. Carrol Naish ...
Batouche
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Carl Smith
Robert Douglas ...
Benton
George J. Lewis ...
Lawson
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Patrick J. Scanlon
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Cajou
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Chief Dark Cloud
Frank Chase ...
Keller
Lowell Gilmore ...
Banks
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Spotted Eagle
Henry Wills ...
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 encoutner a burned wagon train and sole surivor 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. seventh 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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...where the Royal Northwest Mounted Police stood alone against the fury of the Custer-massacring Sioux and the savage Cree Nation! See more »

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Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Release Date:

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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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

When Batouche spots the Cree and Sioux following, he sees them by looking down from a high point. However, when O'Rourke looks at them through the binoculars he sees them from front on, at ground level. See more »

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The movie was not about the province.
12 November 2002 | by (Calgary, Alberta) – See all my reviews

This movie was filmed in Banff National Park not far from the headwaters of the Saskatchewan River. Locations such as Bow Lake and Peyto Lake are on the Icefield Parkway Hwy 93 North of Lake Louise. The movie showed the Sioux a little farther west and north of where they retreated after the Custer Massacre as they only (most of them) only made it to the Cypress Hills in Southeast Alberta. Actual number of "mounties" involved in bringing them back to the border?? Three!! The Canadian and American governments had agreed no harm would come to the Sioux or Sitting Bull but of course this promise was not kept and Superintendant Walsh of the R. C. M. P. (Then Northwest Mounted Police orN.W.M.P) resigned over the betrayal of the Sioux.


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