Trails of the Wild


1h 1m 1935

Film Details

Also Known As
Caryl of the Mountains
Release Date
Aug 8, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the short story "Caryl of the Mountains" by James Oliver Curwood (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m

Synopsis

McKenna of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is trailing some kidnappers with his pal, Windy. He hopes to avenge the killing of a friend by capturing the man responsible. McKenna encounters a group of outlaws, including a man named Doyle, trying to obtain rights to a hidden gold mine on Ghost Mountain, which used to be populated by miners, but has since been deserted. In foiling the outlaws, McKenna discovers a series of trap doors and secret passages, which lead him to the mine and a group of prospectors, and eventually to the kidnapped man. After saving him, McKenna becomes romantically involved with the victim's daughter Jane.

Film Details

Also Known As
Caryl of the Mountains
Release Date
Aug 8, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Ambassador Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Suggested by the short story "Caryl of the Mountains" by James Oliver Curwood (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 1m

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Notes

According to advertisements, Conn's series of James Oliver Curwood films with Kermit Maynard were produced at Hollywood's Talisman Studios. The film's copyright is listed under the title Caryl of the Mountains, with a cross-reference to Trails of the Wild. The 1936 Reliable film Caryl of the Mountains, loosely based on Curwood's story, is not listed in U.S. copyright records and has a different plot from this film. This film was reviewed twice by Variety: once as an Ambassador release for a 27-28 November 1935 run at New York's Arena theater, and once as a Syndicate release for a December 3, 1936 showing at New York's Chaloner theater. Syndicate was a state rights exchange. According to the Variety review, "fear of reaction forced management at Chaloner to mis-bill film as a western." A horse named "Rocky" is listed in a modern source as part of this film's cast.