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North West Mounted Police

North West Mounted Police

Cecil B DeMille (1940)

125min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
A box-office blockbuster in 1940, this flat-footed tribute to the Mounties from Cecil B DeMille (and his first in colour after more than 60 black-and-white outings) has Gary Cooper as the Texas Ranger-turned-Mountie who, in the 1880s, helps suppress a 15-year revolt by settlers. Madeleine Carroll and Paulette Goddard provide Cooper and buddy Robert Preston with additional motivation. From these historical skirmishes, DeMille suggests, came the Mounties' motto of always getting their man (or woman). This was shot on sound stages and in Oregon when DeMille's preferred location in the Canadian Rockies proved to be too expensive.

Summary

A Texas Ranger searches for a desperate criminal who has fled to Canada. He soon joins forces with local Mounties, who are also searching for the fugitive - but events take a tense turn when he encounters his quarry's girlfriend. Adventure, starring Gary Cooperr, Paulette Goddard and Madeleine Carroll.

Cast & Crew

Dusty Rivers Gary Cooper
April Logan Madeleine Carroll
Louvette Corbeau Paulette Goddard
Sgt Jim Brett Preston Foster
Constable Ronnie Logan Robert Preston
Jacques Corbeau George Bancroft
Tod McDuff Lynne Overman
Dan Duroc Akim Tamiroff
Director Cecil B DeMille
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Other Information

Language: English Colour

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