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Sgt. Swell of the Mounties (1972)

 -  Comedy | Short  -  March 1972 (USA)
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A pixillated romp across the great Northwest in which Sergeant Swell of the Mounties (riding an imaginary horse) repeatedly rescues Emmy Lou and runs afoul of a trio of unlikely Indians in a spoof of old Western movies.

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Cast overview:
Chuck Menville ...
Sgt. Swell
Kathy Puerta ...
Emmy Lou
John Tucker ...
Chief Silly Savage / Pony Express Rider
Len Janson ...
Billy The Creep
Spread Eagle ...
Himself
Tony Krizan ...
Bald Eagle
Ron Quigley ...
Old Man
Dave Brain ...
Sheriff
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A pixillated romp across the great Northwest in which Sergeant Swell of the Mounties (riding an imaginary horse) repeatedly rescues Emmy Lou and runs afoul of a trio of unlikely Indians in a spoof of old Western movies.

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Spoofs Sergeant Preston of the Yukon (1955) See more »

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What The...? Oh, Swell!
1 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sergeant Swell of the Mounties is a short film written and directed by Len Janson and Chuck Menville, with Menville starring in the title role.

Chuck Menville as Sgt. Swell with Kathy Puerta as Emmy Lou The film is said to be a spoof of the '50s television series Sergeant Preston of the Yukon. It relies heavily on the use of the animation technique known as pixilation (using human actors as stop-motion puppets.) It also relies on silliness and corn ball humor, often venturing into stereotypical humor in search of a laugh (that it very often finds.) This independent film was introduced at the Ann Arbor Film Festival in March of 1972.

I have actually owned this film in Super-8 format (w/mag-stripe sound!) since the mid 1980's. After viewing it so often on the silver screen it is a little disorienting to see it on a small embedded video screen, but it's not like that is the only disorienting thing about this film. Do you have 16 minutes to spare in the quest for a good time? Mount Up! and give this little classic a try.


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