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King of the Royal Mounted (1940)

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211 min | Action, Adventure, War

Canadian Tom Merritt has discovered a substance, Compound X, that will cure infantile paralysis, which he extracts from a mine at Caribou, Canada. A country at war with Canada (unnamed because while Canada and the British Empire were at ...See moreCanadian Tom Merritt has discovered a substance, Compound X, that will cure infantile paralysis, which he extracts from a mine at Caribou, Canada. A country at war with Canada (unnamed because while Canada and the British Empire were at war with Germany, the USA "officially" wasn't in 1940) discovers that Compound X also contains magnetic properties which will make their mines effective against the British fleet, and dispatch one of their intelligence officers, John Kettler, to work undercover to ensure a steady stream of Compound X for the Fatherland. RCMP Major Ross King is killed in a fray against Kettler's henchmen, and his son, RCMP Sergeant Dave King continues on in his place in command of the Mountie post. The foreign agents open a "sham" sanitarium, supposedly to help paralysis victims, but actually to ship the gathered quantities of Compound X abroad to their warring country. Sergeant King discovers the fraud and exposes "Dr. Shelton", the sham head of the hospital. The Mounties also secure some fuse caps which will provide proof that Kettler and his men are saboteurs. In an effort to recover the fuse caps, the enemy agents kidnap Linda Merritt, sister of RCMP Corporal Tom Merritt,Jr.. King and the Mounties eventually put an end to the enemy agents in chapter 12, "Code of the Mounted", but not without a great personal sacrifice by one of their own. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Franklin Adreon (original screenplay) (as Franklyn Adreon) | Norman S. Hall (original screenplay) | Joseph F. Poland (original screenplay) (as Joseph Poland) | Barney A. Sarecky (original screenplay) | Sol Shor (original screenplay)
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Cinematographer
William Nobles (photographed by)
Editors
William P. Thompson (as William Thompson) | Edward Todd
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Updated Sep 20, 1940

Release date
Sep 20, 1940 (United States)

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48 cast members
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Allan Lane
Sergeant Dave King Sergeant Dave King   See fewer
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Robert Strange
John Kettler John Kettler   See fewer
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Robert Kellard
Tom Merritt, Jr. Tom Merritt, Jr.   See fewer
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Lita Conway
Linda Merritt Linda Merritt   See fewer
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Herbert Rawlinson
Ross King [chs 1-4] Ross King [chs 1-4]   See fewer
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Harry Cording
Wade Garson Wade Garson   See fewer
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Bryant Washburn
Matt Crandall Matt Crandall   See fewer
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Budd Buster
Vinegar Smith Vinegar Smith   See fewer
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Stanley Andrews
Tom Merritt Sr. [Ch. 1] Tom Merritt Sr. [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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John Davidson
Shelton [Chs 4, 5] Shelton [Chs 4, 5]   See fewer
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John Dilson
Doctor Wall [Ch. 1] Doctor Wall [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Paul McVey
His Excellency [Ch. 1] His Excellency [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Lucien Prival
Admiral [Ch. 1] Admiral [Ch. 1]   See fewer
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Norman Willis
Tarner [Chs. 1,12] Tarner [Chs. 1,12]   See fewer
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Tony Paton
LeCouteau LeCouteau   See fewer
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John Bagni
Higgins, Cabin Henchman [Ch. 7] (uncredited) Higgins, Cabin Henchman [Ch. 7] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earle D. Bunn
Joe - Smelter Truck Driver [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited) Joe - Smelter Truck Driver [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Coats
Henchman Mike (uncredited) Henchman Mike (uncredited)   See fewer
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George DeNormand
Fake Inspector Kent [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Fake Inspector Kent [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Curley Dresden
Kelly - Miner [Chs. 1, 3] (uncredited) Kelly - Miner [Chs. 1, 3] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Douglas Evans
Sergeant - Wireless Operator [Chs. 1, 11] (uncredited) Sergeant - Wireless Operator [Chs. 1, 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Fawcett
Smelter Heavy #2 [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited) Smelter Heavy #2 [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ford
Paralytic #3 [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Paralytic #3 [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Geary
Klondike (uncredited) Klondike (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alan Gregg
Mills (uncredited) Mills (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Harris
Major Harold Bolton [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Major Harold Bolton [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Jamison
Pete (uncredited) Pete (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Kellogg
Const. MacCloud (uncredited) Const. MacCloud (uncredited)   See fewer
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Walter Lowe
Paralytic #2 [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Paralytic #2 [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Blake - Gang Pilot [Chs. 2-4, 7, 9] (uncredited) Blake - Gang Pilot [Chs. 2-4, 7, 9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dave Marks
Knife Heavy [Ch. 6] (uncredited) Knife Heavy [Ch. 6] (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Plues
Train Brakeman [Ch. 5] (uncredited) Train Brakeman [Ch. 5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallace Reid Jr.
Constable Doyle [chs 2, 9, 12] (uncredited) Constable Doyle [chs 2, 9, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Loren Riebe
Fake Inspector Dinwoodie [Ch. 11] (uncredited) Fake Inspector Dinwoodie [Ch. 11] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Simmons
Constable Carter (uncredited) Constable Carter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cy Slocum
Sanitarium Heavy [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Sanitarium Heavy [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Stahl
Corporal Bob Hastings [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Corporal Bob Hastings [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Denny Sullivan
Paralytic #1 [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Paralytic #1 [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Taylor
Henchman Red [Chs. 5-8, 10, 12] (uncredited) Henchman Red [Chs. 5-8, 10, 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Duke Taylor
Smelter Heavy #1 [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited) Smelter Heavy #1 [Chs. 8-9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ken Terrell
Henchman Al [Chs. 1, 3-5] (uncredited) Henchman Al [Chs. 1, 3-5] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Thomas
Henchman Bayliss [Ch. 12] (uncredited) Henchman Bayliss [Ch. 12] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Thompson
Paralytic #4 [Ch.4] (uncredited) Paralytic #4 [Ch.4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard Travis
Constable Hallett (uncredited) Constable Hallett (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dale Van Sickel
Gang Radioman [Ch. 2] (uncredited) Gang Radioman [Ch. 2] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Wayne
Brant - Speedboat Driver-Thug [Chs. 1, 4. 9] (uncredited) Brant - Speedboat Driver-Thug [Chs. 1, 4. 9] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Wayne
Lieutenant [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Lieutenant [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Wilkus
Bill - Sanitarium Heavy [Ch. 4] (uncredited) Bill - Sanitarium Heavy [Ch. 4] (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.4 / 10 | 83 votes