Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Ostensibly based on James Oliver Curwood's Caryl of the Mountain, but bearing little or no resemblance to the 1935 Rin-Tin-Tin Jr. vehicle bearing that title, this Northwest melodrama stars Kermit Maynard as McKenna, a mounted police officer trailing the gang that kidnapped mining engineer Mason (John Elliott). The search leads to Ghost Mountain, where McKenna and his partner, Windy (Fuzzy Knight), encounter the missing man's daughter, Jane (Billie Seward). They also confront the gang of outlaws, who are eventually defeated after a chase through a labyrinth of caves and tunnels leading into mountain itself. Trails of the Wild was filmed at Hollywood's Talisman Studios and Bronson Canyon.
bad-guy, gold, good-guy, investigation, kidnapping, killing, love, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), murder, rescue, romance