North West Mounted Police

1940

North West Mounted Police

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Cecil B. De Mille directed this lavish all-star spectacular paying tribute to America's neighbors to the North. In 1885, as Louis Riel (Francis J. McDonald) tries to organize Indians and French settlers into a fighting force that will battle against the ruling British, Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers (Gary Cooper) arrives in Canada to arrest Jacques Corbeau (George Bancroft), one of Riel's associates who is wanted for murder in the U.S. Rivers promptly falls for nurse April Logan (Madeleine Carroll), which triggers jealously in the straightlaced Mountie sergeant Jim Brett (Preston S. Foster), who is also in love with April. Meanwhile, April's brother, Ronnie Logan (Robert Preston), also a member of the North West Mounted Police, is in love with Louvette (Paulette Goddard), Corbeau's sister and a fiery "half-breed" who lives among the Indians. When Dusty arrives in Canada, he joins forces with the mounties, who are looking for Corbeau on another murder charge, and soon joins the fight against Riel's rebel factions. De Mille imported 300 pine trees for his "forest" set, believing that a woods created on the controlled environment of a soundstage would look more "real" onscreen than location shooting in Canada. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Gary Cooper
as Dusty Rivers
Madeleine Carroll
as April Logan
Preston S. Foster
as Sgt. Jim Brett
Robert Preston
as Ronnie Logan
Paulette Goddard
as Louvette Corbeau
George Bancroft
as Jacques Corbeau
Lynne Overman
as Tod McDuff
Akim Tamiroff
as Dan Duroc
Walter Hampden
as Chief Big Bear
Montagu Love
as Inspector Cabot
Francis McDonald
as Louis Riel
George E. Stone
as Johnny Pelang
Willard Robertson
as Supt. Harrington
Regis Toomey
as Constable Jerry More
Richard Denning
as Constable Thornton
Douglas Kennedy
as Constable Carter
Robert Ryan
as Constable Dumont
Clara Blandick
as Mrs. Burns
Ralph Byrd
as Constable Ackroyd
Lane Chandler
as Constable Fyffe
Julia Faye
as Wapiskau
Jack Pennick
as Sgt. Field
Rod Cameron
as Cpl. Underhill
James Seay
as Constable Fenton
Eric Alden
as Constable Kent
Evan Thomas
as Capt. Gower
Davison Clark
as Surgeon Roberts
Chief Thundercloud
as Wandering Spirit
Harry Burns
as The Crow
Ynez Seabury
as Mrs. Shorty
Phillip Terry
as Constable Judson
Soledad Jiminez
as Grandmother
Kermit Maynard
as Constable Porter
Anthony Caruso
as Half-Breed at Riel's Headquarters
Nestor Paiva
as Half-breed
Jim Pierce
as Corporal
Ray Mala
as Indian
Monte Blue
as Indian
Eva Puig
as Ekawo
Jack Luden
as Constable Douglas
John Hart
as Constable Norman
Emory Parnell
as Constable Higgins
James Flavin
as Mountie
Bud Geary
as Constable Herrick
Wallace Reid Jr.
as Constable Rankin
George Regas
as Freddie
Jimmie Dundee
as Constable Grove
Weldon Heyburn
as Constable Cameron
Donald Curtis
as Mountie Secretary
James Pierce
as Corporal
Jane Keckley
as Villager
Noble Johnson
as Native American
Ethan Laidlaw
as Const. Adams
James Dundee
as Constable Grove
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  • Magnificent scenes, directed with the proverbial mastery of DeMille, that makes the movie, filmed in technicolor, a marvel of art. [Full review in Spanish]

    Sep 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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