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Courage of the North (1935)

One of three films made in the six-announced "Morton of the Mounted' series: Sergeant Bruce Morton (John Preston (I)'), in charge of the Three Rivers Post of the Royal Northwest Mounted ... See full summary »


Robert Emmett Tansey (as Robert Emmet)


Barry Barringer (story and continuity)




Cast overview:
John Preston John Preston ... Sergeant Bruce Morton
Dynamite the Horse Dynamite the Horse ... Dynamite, Morton's Horse (as Dynamite the Wonder Horse)
Captain King of Dogs Captain King of Dogs ... Captain, Morton's Dog (as Captain the King of Dogs)
William Desmond ... Gene Travis
June Love June Love ... Yvonne Travis
Jimmy Aubrey ... Constable Jimmy Downs (as James Aubrey)
Tom London ... Mordant
James Sheridan James Sheridan ... The Hawk, Mordant Henchman (as Jim Sheridan)
Chief White Feather Chief White Feather ... White Feather (a Trapper) (as White Feather)


One of three films made in the six-announced "Morton of the Mounted' series: Sergeant Bruce Morton (John Preston (I)'), in charge of the Three Rivers Post of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police is informed by White Feather ('Chief Whire Feather'), an Indian fur-trapper, that for many months, most of the local fur trappers have been systematically robbed, but refuses to name the robbers, fearing for his life. Morton, his horse Dynamite (Dynamite the Horse), his dog Captain (Captain King of Dogs), and a RCMP corporal, Jimmy Downs (Jimmy Aubrey), set out to apprehend the culprits. After rescuing Yvonne Travis (June Love) from the treacherous waters of Horse Shoe Rapids, Morton learns that her father is a fur trader indebted to Monty Mordant (Tom London), who runs the trading post, and Mordant is using her father's debt to force Yvonne to marry him. Morton decides that Mordant could bear watching, but Mordant has already decided that Morton is bad news for his operation, and he sends his ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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NORTHWEST ACTION THRILLER! (original poster - all caps)


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Release Date:

September 1935 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Empire Pictures (I) See more »
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1.37 : 1
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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Salt Lake City 23 November 1949 on KDYL (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Friday 23 December 1949 on KLAC (Channel 13). See more »

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Snidely Whiplash of the Yukon
1 April 2019 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Courage Of The North has Mountie John Preston in charge of a small detachment of RCMP in the Yukon saving June Love from drowning. She's the little Nell of the piece.

The man who owns the local trading post Tom London has been exploiting the fur trappers outrageously. But in the case of trapper William Desmond he's got something worth more than money for him, the virtue and beauty of his daughter. Women are kind of scarce in the Yukon and she is a pretty thing.

This is the kind of story that played on the Cotton Blossom as Captain Andy sailed up and down the Mississippi in Showboat. A very old fashioned Victorian morality play. If veteran western player Tom London had a mustache he'd be twirling those whiskers.

From poverty row Empire Pictures it's got nice outdoor location scenery to recommend it. That's about all.

I saw another in this planned series of Mountie films. At least in this one the dog and horse don't steal the show.

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