The Royal Mounted Rides Again
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Directed byLewis D. Collins
Ray Taylor
Written byJoseph O'Donnell
Tom Gibson
Harold Channing Wire
Produced byMorgan Cox
StarringGeorge Dolenz
Bill Kennedy
Daun Kennedy
Paul E. Burns
Milburn Stone
Robert Armstrong
CinematographyJerome Ash
Charles Van Enger
Edited byNorman A. Cerf (supervisor)
Irving Birnbaum
Jack Dolan
Alvin Todd
Edgar Zane
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 23, 1945 (1945-10-23)
Running time
13 chapters (221 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Royal Mounted Rides Again is a 1945 Universal film serial. Adventure serials of this type were popular in the early days of cinema. The serial, often called cliffhangers, would show one episode per week, with an ending that would hide the outcome of an exciting event, sometimes ending with "tune in next week for the exciting continuing saga..", or something along those lines. Actor and popular singing cowboy of the day Addison Randall died during the making of this serial.

Plot

Mine owner Jackson Decker orders his manager to obtain miner Tom Bailey's milling machinery, no matter what the cost. When Bailey is found murdered, suspicion naturally falls on Jackson and his manager. Jackson's son, a Canadian Mountie, is directed to seek out the murderer, or murderers, and bring them to justice.

The Mountie joins forces with a French-Canadian policeman, Bailey's beautiful daughter, and a phony palm reader to learn the truth. The foursome soon discover that there is a secret gold mine, a double crossing casino owner, and a forger at the bottom of the crime.

Cast

Critical reception

Cline claims that The Royal Mounted Rides Again is "pretty close to being the weakest chapter film [Universal] ever made." An excellent cast was wasted and the story "wandered aimlessly [with] almost no suspense."[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Canaska [sic] Gold
  2. The Avalanche Trap
  3. River on Fire
  4. Skyline Target
  5. Murder Toboggan
  6. Ore Car Accident
  7. Buckboard Runaway
  8. Thundering Water
  9. Dead Men for Decoys
  10. Derringer Death
  11. Night Trail Danger
  12. Twenty Dollar Double Cross
  13. Flaming Showdown

Source:[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "3. The Six Faces of Adventure". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 46. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
  2. ^ Cline, William C. (1984). "Filmography". In the Nick of Time. McFarland & Company, Inc. pp. 241–242. ISBN 0-7864-0471-X.
Preceded bySecret Agent X-9 (1945) Universal Serial The Royal Mounted Rides Again (1945) Succeeded byThe Scarlet Horsemen (1946)