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Susannah of the Mounties (1939)

Approved | | Drama, Family, Romance | 23 June 1939 (USA)
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Susannah Sheldon
... Monty - Inspector Angus Montague
... Vicky Standing
Martin Good Rider ... Little Chief
... Pat O'Hannegan
... Chief Big Eagle (as Maurice Moscovich)
... Supt. Andrew Standing
... Wolf Pelt
... Harlan Chambers
... Randall
... Doctor
... Williams
Charles Irwin ... Sergeant MacGregor
... Corporal Piggott
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Shirley is the orphaned survivor of an Indian attack in the Canadian West. A Mountie and his girlfriend take her in. Everybody suffers further Indian attacks and the Mountie is saved from the stake only by Shirley's intervention with the Indian chief. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Flaming arrows! Cracking rifles!


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23 June 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The Indians used in this picture are from the Blackfeet Reservation in Montana. See more »

Goofs

During the Indian raid on the Mountie fort, the Blackfeet led by Wolf Pelt enter the compound by unbarring the wooden crossbar on the outside of the door. The crossbar should have been on the inside. See more »

Quotes

Vicky Standing: Maybe someday you'll teach me an Indian dance.
Little Chief: Unh.
Susannah Sheldon: Isn't he rude? These Indians certainly are a problem.
Vicky Standing: You don't seem to have much trouble handling Little Chief.
Susannah Sheldon: It took time for me to understand him, though, but it was worth it.
Vicky Standing: Really?
Susannah Sheldon: Yes, because I expect to be here for a long time. But it wouldn't be worthwhile for you to go to all that trouble, because you're going home soon.
Vicky Standing: Am I?
Susannah Sheldon: Aren't you? Mr. Pat said you were, and I expect you wouldn't like it out here anyway, because it's full ...
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I'll Teach You to Waltz
(uncredited)
Written by M.F. Carrey
Played on harmonica by J. Farrell MacDonald and sung by Shirley Temple
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Another Shirley Temple Crowd Pleaser
22 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

A young girl, the only survivor of an Indian attack, becomes involved in the life of the Canadian Mounted Police officer who rescued her.

An aging Shirley Temple (she was 12) brings her special charm to this pleasant, if predictable, programmer. Although her glory days were behind her as Hollywood's top box office star, the mighty moppet still had the power to delight audiences with her appealing personality. If at times it seemed as though she was straying a little too near the hammy or histrionic, who can blame her? For years she had been one of the industry's hardest working troopers, tirelessly promoting her movies, Fox Studios and the many efforts to raise the American people's spirits during the Depression. And she did it all with that marvelous, megawatt smile. By the time she appeared in SUSANNAH OF THE MOUNTIES, one of her last 'little girl' roles, her spot in cinematic history was secure & unassailable.

Stalwart Randolph Scott & pretty Margaret Lockwood deal with the romantic subplot, which fortunately is not allowed to intrude too much. Victor Jory, as usual, plays his villainous role well. Splendid character actor J. Farrell MacDonald, as an old Irish Mountie, shares some tender moments with Shirley.

The film's action scenes are well done, with lots of shooting & excitement. While an attempt is made to show some of the conflict from the viewpoint of the Indians, having them all speak in pidgin English, even to each other, is a bit wearying. Members of the Blackfoot Nation appear throughout the film, adding greatly to its authenticity.


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