Timber Terrors


59m 1935

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Empire Pictures
Distribution Company
Stage and Screen Productions, Inc.; State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
4,411ft

Synopsis

Burke and his gang are working Bob Parker's Canadian mine without his permission. When a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Corporal Magee, observes Burke and his men, they shoot him. One of the gang, Bill Barton, realizes that the Mounties will find the man responsible, and his sister Midred berates him for consorting with undesirables. In Calgary, news of the murder prompts a Mountie inspector to send Sergeant Bruce Morton in as Magee's replacement. Morton takes the assignment as his vacation and asks for Corporal "Tiny" Anderson to accompany him. While traveling through the mountains, Morton has his superbly trained dog, "Captain," chase a wolf away from a stray colt. Later, when Burke tries to force Mildred to kiss him, Captain arrives on the scene and attacks him. Morton learns that Mildred and her mother brought Billy to High Point in the hope that he would change his criminal ways. Parker, meanwhile, becomes drunk, and Burke learns that he keeps a vicious wolf. Burke steals the animal's cage and releases him in the room where Morton is sleeping, and after a grueling struggle, Captain saves his master, killing the wolf. Burke next proposes to steal the lumber company payroll and split the proceeds at Tumbling Rock. However, he and Parker quarrel, and Parker is knifed in a brawl in the bar, but whispers the plans to Morton before expiring. As Morton rides his horse, "Dynamite," Burke fires his rifle at him, wounding the Mountie. Morton sends Captain for help, then is tied up and tossed into the river after Burke forces Billy to exchange clothes and put on the Mountie's uniform. After Captain rescues Morton from the river, Mildred rides up. She recognizes her brother's clothes, and Morton sends her to get Tiny. Billy impersonates a Mountie, accompanying the payroll shipment. After holding them up, Billy convinces them to help him fight Burke. However, Burke's henchmen arrive and change the odds, and Billy is shot by Burke. Captain is sent to divert the gang, and Morton engages them in a fight until other Mounties arrive. Morton and Captain pursue and finally capture the fleeing Burke, then arrest him for Magee's murder. Because the culprits confess, they forgo a trial and face execution. Morton and Mildred learn that a sergeant of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is allowed to marry, and they kiss.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Empire Pictures
Distribution Company
Stage and Screen Productions, Inc.; State Rights
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
59m
Film Length
4,411ft

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Notes

Although onscreen credits include a 1934 copyright statement, the title was not found in copyright records. This was the second and final film in what was to be a series of Northwest action thrillers. The first film of the series is Courage of the North, . According to modern sources, director Robert Emmett also wrote the script, and Clyde McClary was a cast member.