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Phantom Patrol (1936)

A deranged killer escapes into the Canadian woods. He tries to fool the locals by pretending he is a well known mystery writer, but the local Mountie starts to get suspicious.


Charles Hutchison


James Oliver Curwood (story "Fatal Note"), Joseph O'Donnell (screenplay) (as Stephen Norris)




Cast overview:
Kermit Maynard ... RCMP Sergeant Jim McGregor
Joan Barclay ... Doris McCloud
Harry Worth ... Dapper Dan Geary & Stephen Morris
Paul Fix ... Henchman Jo-Jo Regan
George Cleveland ... Inspector McCloud
Julian Rivero ... Frenchie Le Farge
Eddie Phillips ... Henchman Emile
Roger Williams ... Henchman Gustaf
Dick Curtis ... Henchman Josef (as Richard Curtis)
Rocky the Horse Rocky the Horse ... Jim's Horse (as 'Rocky')


Noticing the resemblance between himself and noted author Steven Norris, wanted gangster Dan Geary kidnaps Norris and assumes his identity. His charade is successful for a while but when his new stenographer reads some of his latest writing to Mountie McGregor, McGregor become suspicious. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in New York City Friday 17 September 1948 on WATV (Channel 13) , in Dayton Saturday 5 February 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), in Chicago Monday 18 April 1949 on WBKB (Channel 4), in Detroit Friday 10 June 1949 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Philadelphia Wednesday 24 August 1949 on Frontier Playhouse on WPTZ (Channel 3) , in Cincinnati Saturday 10 December 1949 on WCPO (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Saturday 3 June 1950 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »


The setting is supposed to be Manitoba, which is generally flat, but the scenery is more like the Rockies with snow-covered mountains in the background. See more »


On Your Guard
Written by Didheart Conn
Performed by Kermit Maynard
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A basic, low budget but engaging little feature
22 January 2020 | by CinemaSerfSee all my reviews

There's more than a little of Buster Crabbe's "Flash Gordon" in this stylish little shoot-em up. The visual effects (edit wipes), pacy directing and damsel-in-distress themes make for quite a fun, if hardly penetrating, story about a killer (Harry Worth) who hides out in the Canadian wilderness, doubling for a celebrated author, until a suspicious mountie (Kermit Maynard) cottons on and we have ourselves quite a lively adventure. The plot is simple, and the ending never in doubt - after all the "Mountie always gets his man"!

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30 September 1936 (USA) See more »

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