Cast & Crew
Iron Eyes Cody
Sgt. Renfrew and Corp. Kelly of the North West Mounted Police are on their way to their post when the steamer on which they are sailing is held up. Imprisoned in the ship's hold, the Mounties are helpless to stop the robbery of a gold shipment destined for the Herrington Mining Company. Suspected of the robbery is steam ship passenger Ann Chambers, who has accused Herrington of stealing her father's gold mine. In reality, Ann and her brother Fred had planned the robbery, but were double-crossed by McClusky and his men, who steal away with the gold. Renfrew and Kelly pursue McClusky into the mountains, but Kelly is shot in a gunfight, and they return to town. Renfrew then arrests Ann for the robbery but, sympathetic to her story about her father's mine, sets a trap for Herrington. The trap works and Renfrew catches Herrington with Chambers' deed to the mine and arrests him for Chambers' murder. Although Herrington and his men escape and ride after McClusky, all ends happily as Renfrew captures Herrington and rounds up McClusky and his gang. The Chambers children are then awarded their father's gold mine.
Iron Eyes Cody
Last of the "Renfrew of the Mounted Police" series.
The working titles of this film were Renfrew Crashes Through and Renfrew of the Royal Mounted in Crashing Thru. The release history of this film is somewhat muddled. According to modern sources, the film was originally produced by Criterion, and was to be released by Grand National. Motion Picture Herald lists the film as a Grand National release and gives the release date as January 20, 1939. Film Daily and Variety, however, list the film as a Monogram release and give the opening date as October 1, 1939. A news item in Hollywood Reporter helps to clarify the release history of this film. In August 1939, Criterion made a deal with Monogram to release six Renfrew pictures. According to the news item, Criterion had already produced two Renfrew pictures for Grand National which had never been released and these were included in the Monogram deal. Crashing Thru was presumedly one of those pictures. For additional information about the series, consult the series index and see Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (below).