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Mason of the Mounted (1932)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 15 May 1932 (USA)
Canadian Mountie Mason is sent south of the border to look for a horse thief with only a watch chain for evidence. He befriends young Andy and when Calhoun hits Andy, Mason and Calhoun ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry L. Fraser (as Harry Fraser)

Writer:

Harry L. Fraser (story and scenario) (as Harry Fraser)
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Complete credited cast:
Bill Cody ... Bill Mason
Andy Shuford ... Andy Talbot
Nancy Drexel ... Marion Kirby
LeRoy Mason ... Calhoun
Jack Carlyle Jack Carlyle ... Luke Kirby
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... U. S. Marshal (as James Marcus)
Gordon Magee Gordon Magee ... (as Gordon McGee)
Joe Dominguez Joe Dominguez ... Henchman Ramirez (as Jose Dominguez)
Art Smith Art Smith ... Royal Mounted Police Officer (as Capt. Art Smith)
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Canadian Mountie Mason is sent south of the border to look for a horse thief with only a watch chain for evidence. He befriends young Andy and when Calhoun hits Andy, Mason and Calhoun fight. In the scuffle Calhoun's watch with the missing chain is dislodged. Mason then sets out to bring in Calhoun and his gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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A "Bill and Andy" Western


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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Cincinnati Saturday 17 December 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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Reasonable Story, But Moves Very Slowly
11 July 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

It has a reasonably good story, but "Mason of the Mounted" moves very slowly, at times excruciatingly so. The setting is interesting enough, but the characters at times take forever to say their lines, and there are some long takes without much to look at. That sometimes happens with films in the early sound era, and in this case there is not a lot else in the movie to make up for the slow pace.

It starts off fairly well - the murdered body of a trapper is lying in the snow along the US/Canada border, and then a heavily coated figure takes a rifle shot at a Canadian Mountie. But then very little happens for at least 20 minutes or so. Eventually it becomes clear that there is a gang of horse thieves operating near the border, and the Mountie, Mason, is sent to the US side to investigate, with the help of a friendly family. The story is alright, though routine, but the pace never really picks up. Even at the climax, a little excitement is mixed in with some slow, talky portions.

The crawling pace keeps this from being really worthwhile, although the rather different setting might make it of some interest to fans of old Westerns.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1932 (USA) See more »

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Trem Carr Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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