Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein
Diminutive cowboy star Bob Steele, who that same year also played a circus acrobat, a would-be boxer, and a barn-storming pilot, takes on the wintry Northwest in this low-budget action melodrama from Monogram. Attacked by persons unknown, a dying Jim Powers (Fred Burns) warns his young friend Lee Evans (Steele) that in order to locate the killer, Lee must first search for a woman named Mitzi. The youngster trails the redhead (Doris Hill) to the Canadian Northwest where she performs in a small-town dive. Impersonating an outlaw known as "Curly the Kid," the hero is readily accepted by a couple of local crooks, Lucky (Arthur Rankin) and "Flash" Ryan (George Hayes), one of whom may indeed be the mystery killer. But which one? Trailing North was penned by genre veteran Harry L. Fraser under the nom de plume of Harry O. Jones.
bad-guy, fugitive, good-guy, lawman, mounted-police, Mountie (Royal Canadian Mounted Police), outlaw [Western], prison, ranger [military]