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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.

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writers:

Gil Doud (story), Gil Doud (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Alan Ladd ... Thomas O'Rourke
Shelley Winters ... Grace Markey
J. Carrol Naish ... Batoche
Hugh O'Brian ... Carl Smith
Robert Douglas ... Benton
George J. Lewis ... Lawson
Richard Long ... Abbott
Jay Silverheels ... Cajou
Antonio Moreno ... Chief Dark Cloud
Frank Chase Frank Chase ... Keller
Lowell Gilmore ... Banks
Anthony Caruso ... 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 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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...where the Royal Northwest Mounted Police stood alone against the fury of the Custer-massacring Sioux and the savage Cree Nation! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 March 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casaca roja See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,250,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

On the set of this film, Alan Ladd became seriously ill with an infection, but insisted to continue his work on the movie. 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 »

Quotes

Thomas O'Rourke: Must be tough on a woman, alone in this country.
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Worst Movie Ever about N.W.M.P..
1 June 2000 | by sostitanic26See all my reviews

Who ever wrote this scipt apparenly was never in The Canadian West. I live in Manitoba and have traveled many times to the West Coast I have never yet seen a mountain in Saskatchewan. We never had any sort of trouble with the Sioux when they came into Canada and certanly no N.W.W.P. constable would allow a Canadian never mind an American shoot an indian in the back. And the Costumes terrible, the Mounties wore Pill Box Hats I think untill about 1919 when they became the R.C.M.P.And th music is the march past of the royal 22 regement Vive la Canadienne and certanly would not have been known out west.All in all a lousey movie about the Canadian west, very little truth.


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