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Secret Patrol (1936)

One of the two dozen or more Canadian-produced (usually by Kenneth J. Bishop) films distributed by Columbia circa 1935-39 in order to comply with (and circumvent) the British-Quota Law that... See full summary »

Director:

David Selman

Writers:

Peter B. Kyne (story), J.P. McGowan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Charles Starrett ... RCMP Cpl. Alan Craig
Finis Barton ... Jean
J.P. McGowan ... Blacksmith Barstow
Henry Mollison ... Constable Gene Barkley
William Millman William Millman ... C.J. McCord (as Le Strange Millman)
James McGrath James McGrath ... Tim Arnold
Arthur Kerr Arthur Kerr ... Jordan
Reginald Hincks Reginald Hincks ... Superintendent Barkley
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One of the two dozen or more Canadian-produced (usually by Kenneth J. Bishop) films distributed by Columbia circa 1935-39 in order to comply with (and circumvent) the British-Quota Law that basically required a large percentage of the cast and crew of a small percentage of the total films distributed by American film companies to the UK had to be comprised of British subjects and shot on British or Dominion soil.Distributing the Bishop-Canadian made films was cheaper for Columbia than building and maintaining a studio in London.Since Charles Starrett and stunt man Ted Mapes were about the only people connected to this film that currently or in the past weren't subjects of HRM, this film more than qualified.In this one, RCMP Alan Barclay (Charles Starrett)) is sent to investigate the presumed murder of his friend and fellow RCMPoliceman Gene (Henry Mollison)) when Gene's horse is found riderless or, in the words of French-born western director George Archainbaud, "empty." Gene had been... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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accident | murder | lumber | horse | friend | See All (42) »

Taglines:

THRILL WITH THE MEN OF THE MOUNTED! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Patrulha Secreta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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They just don't make mountie movies like they used to ...
1 November 2014 | by dane-70See all my reviews

It's difficult not to hear "I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK ..." An utterly fantastic and bewildering assortment of a pipe-puffing Brits, Irishmen, red-blooded drawling Americans, and other unlocalized types and accents. Blessedly, there's only 60 minutes of it. (Which makes it extremely difficult to reach the 10 line minimum for IMDb reviews but I'll try I swear I'll try, yes indeed I will, I will, I swear to you sergeant I will I'll try I swear I'll try, yes indeed I will, I will, I swear to you sergeant I will I'll try I swear I'll try, yes indeed I will, I will, I swear to you sergeant I will oh yes I will God save the Queen Oh Canada and all that stuff ...)


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