Wildcat Trooper (1936)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Release Date - Jul 1, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Kermit Maynard, Ken's less famous brother, plays a Mountie impersonating a killer impersonating a Mountie in this low-budget "Northwestern" produced by independent entrepreneur Maurice Conn from a screenplay "suggested" by the story The Midnight Call by James Oliver Curwood. After apprehending the notorious killer "The Raven" (Yakima Canutt), Royal Canadian Mountie Gale Farrell assumes his identity in order to investigate a feud between fur trapping families. As it turns out, the feud is kept alive by nasty casino owner Henry McClain (John Merton), who answers to supposedly kindly Dr. Martin (Hobart Bosworth). They plan to monopolize the fur trade but Gale sets a trap for the good doctor and the feud comes to an end. Maurice Conn reportedly attempted to cash in on a current vogue by releasing the film as "G-Men of the North" only to learn that Warner Bros. owned the appellation of "G-Man."

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doctor/nurse, feud, fur-trapper, greed, horse, investigator, lifestyle, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), Native-American, profit, rival, trader