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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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The saga of the conquest of the Saskatchewan territory! 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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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

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Sioux chief Crazy Horse did not flee to Canada after Custer's Last Stand. See more »

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Filming locations and trivia
12 January 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

In the scene where they are riding along the edge of a lake, that is Moraine Lake, about 8 to 10 road miles from Lake Louise. The mountains in the background are the ten peaks that were shown on the back of the old $20. bill. The North West Mounted Police official head gear was the pill box and the pith helmet however, they "unofficially" wore the stetson prior to 1897. The stetson was first officially worn at Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897. It is interesting to note that the Province of Saskatchewan had an ad normal influx of American tourists after this movie was released, all wanting to see the famous Blue Canadian Rockies. For those into trivia....Robert Mitchum and Marylin Monroe were filming "River of No Return" in the same area at the same time and stayed at the Banff Springs Hotel.


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