U.S. Marshal Gene Autry and his deputy Scat Russell cross into Canda while pursuing bank robbers Pierre LaBlond and Raoul Duval. They meet wounded Canadian Mounted Policeman Terry Dillon, whose partner has been killed by the bandits, and take him to a cabin where they meet Duval's niece, Marie. Jack Duvan, Marie's brother, hates all lawmen and regards LaBlond as his hero. The elder Duval and Bastiste are captured by the Mounties in a raid which uncovers stolen U.S. gold bullion. LaBlond frees the bandits and takes Marie hostage and forces her to flee with him.Written by
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I guess the title says it all. Gene Autry And The Mounties finds Gene and sidekick Pat Buttram as US Marshals pursuing bank robbers across the Canadian border. Upon meeting with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police they learn that the guy they're chasing Carleton Young is wanted by the RCMP for much more than bank robbery.
Their are a lot of plot elements similar to the great Cecil B. DeMille film Northwest Mounted Police. Young is the right hand man of a charismatic Meti leader named Fontaine really Louis Riel. So it's Canadian politics that Gene and Pat get involved in.
The emphasis here is on action and Autry is limited to only one song in this film. Action there is a plenty as the megalomaniacal Young is determined to go down fighting.
Gene's fans should be pleased.
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