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Perils of the Royal Mounted

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Perils of the Royal Mounted
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames W. Horne
Screenplay byBasil Dickey
Scott Littleton
Louis E. Heifetz
(as Louis Heifetz)
Jesse Duffy
(as Jesse A. Duffy)
StarringRobert Stevens
Narrated byKnox Manning
CinematographyJames S. Brown Jr.
Edited byDwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Music byLee Zahler
Columbia Pictures
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 29, 1942 (1942-05-29)
Running time
275 minutes
(15 episodes)
CountryUnited States

Perils of the Royal Mounted is a 1942 American Northern film. It was the 18th serial released by Columbia Pictures. It starred Robert Kellard (aka Robert Stevens) as the hero, Sgt. Mack MacLane of the Royal Mounties, and Kenneth MacDonald as Mort Ramsome, the head villain. It also co-starred Nell O'Day, Iron Eyes Cody, Kermit Maynard and I. Stanford Jolley.


The trading post of Sitkawan, Canada is taken by surprise when an Indian tribe attacks and massacres the settlers aboard a fur-bearing wagon train. Sergeant MacLane of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is assigned to investigate the case. MacLane soon realises that the attackers were led by Mort Ransome, a nasty renegade, who had been conspiring with Black Bear, medicine man of the tribe, to incite the heretofore friendly Indians for his own gain. He also learns that two white renegades have kidnapped Diana Blake, daughter of the local post factor, and saves her from a runaway wagon just before it plunges over a cliff. Perils of the Royal Mounted also features stereotypically Northern genre elements including fur trappers, lumberjacks, trading posts, rebellious Indian braves, forest fires, avalanches, and a wide range of dangerous wildlife.


Chapter titles

  1. The Totum[sic] Talks
  2. The Night Raiders
  3. The Water God's Revenge
  4. Beware, the Vigilantes
  5. The Masked Mountie
  6. Underwater Gold
  7. Bridge to the Sky
  8. Lost in the Mine
  9. Into the Trap
  10. Betrayed by Law
  11. Blazing Beacons
  12. The Mounties' Last Chance
  13. Painted White Man
  14. Burned at the Stake
  15. The Mountie Gets His Man


Other versions

  • This serial was released in Latin America in March 1943, under the title Los Valientes de la Guardia, in English with Spanish subtitles.


  1. ^ Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland & Company. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-7864-0471-1.
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