Pierre of the Plains (1942)

Genres - Adventure, Western  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Run Time - 66 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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First filmed in 1914, Edgar Selwyn's venerable North Country yarn Pierre of the Plains was thawed out once more in 1942. John Carroll plays the title role, a French-Canadian guide with an accent one could cut with a double-edged knife. Always in trouble with the law, Pierre manages to swagger through life with a smile on his lips and a song (the interminable "Saskatchewan") in his heart. Our hero proves that he's a splendid fellow by clearing Val Denton (Phil Brown), brother of heroine Daisy Denton (Ruth Hussey), of a murder charge. Bruce Cabot and Sheldon Leonard are the scowling villains, while Henry Travers (Clarence in It's a Wonderful Life) steals the show as a canny cardsharp.

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backwoods, barmaid, love, Native-American, problems, romance, survivor, trapper, wilderness