North West Mounted Police

Synopsis: Texas Ranger Dusty Rivers ("Isn't that a contradiction in terms?", another character asks him) travels to Canada in the 1880s in search of Jacques Corbeau, who is wanted for murder. He wanders into the midst of the Riel Rebellion, in which Métis (people of French and Native heritage) and Natives want a separate nation. Dusty falls for nurse April Logan, who is also loved by Mountie Jim Brett. April's brother is involved with Courbeau's daughter Louvette, which leads to trouble during the battles between the rebels and the Mounties. Through it all Dusty is determined to bring Corbeau back to Texas (and April, too, if he can manage it.)
Director(s): Cecil B. DeMille
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 nominations.
126 min

So maybe you don't like each other

but you need each other very much.

Blood will run like water.

Blood? You won't notice it much.

The mounted police wear red coats.

Looks like bargain day

in Batoche.

Trouble... Keep your eyes open

and holster closed.

Left turn!

Present arms!

Present the arms!

Soldier, what for

you don't do what l say?

l go home.

Duroc, he's a go home.

Hey! Why you go home?

''Shoulder arm, hold arm,

right, left, right about,...''

He change his mind too much.

l go home.

Go home? Get back.

All you men obey the order.

-Come here!

-Red coats!

Johnny Pelang, dismiss the men.

Get the paper.

-Good boy.

-Shoulder the arms!

Redcoats coming, we dismiss now.

Go away, but don't leave.

You suppose the inspector's right

and Riel is back?

The inspector's always right.

-The fort's 20 miles away.

-Dry up.

-Where did they get those revolvers?

-Santa Claus.

The police.

Cover up quick.

Hello, Freddie Monts.

Pretty heavy lunch box

you got there.

She's just a little present

for my wife.

Be careful she's not your widow.

-Brave man to give his wife bullets.

-Stow that.

There are men here all the way

from the Parsnip. They mean business.

Fort Carlton tonight,

same place.


l told you to forget that klootch.

She's poison.

-But Jim l...

-Never trust a blue eyed squaw.

There's the old wolf himself.

Go to hospital and call on

your sister. Stay there until l come.

-Don't come on a stretcher.

-Sharp now.

-Hello, Jim.

-Hello, Dan. Quite a crowd.

Sure. Plenty friends of mine.

-ls Louis Riel here yet?

-He is the best friend we got.

Better advise him to go slow.

For 15 years we go slow.

Now we go quick.

We give you 24 hours.

On this paper we write what we want.

lf your government say no,

we make new government.

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Alan Le May

Alan Brown Le May (June 3, 1899 – April 27, 1964) was an American novelist and screenplay writer. He is most remembered for two classic Western novels, The Searchers (1954) and The Unforgiven (1957). They were adapted into the motion pictures The Searchers (1956; starring John Wayne and Jeffrey Hunter, and directed by John Ford) and The Unforgiven (1960; starring Burt Lancaster and Audrey Hepburn, and directed by John Huston). He also wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for North West Mounted Police (1940; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard), Reap the Wild Wind (1942; directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard and John Wayne, and Blackbeard the Pirate (1952; directed by Raoul Walsh, and starring Robert Newton and Linda Darnell. He wrote the original source novel for Along Came Jones (1945; produced by and starring Gary Cooper), as well as a score of other screenplays and an assortment of other novels and short stories. Le May wrote and directed High Lonesome (1950) starring John Drew Barrymore and Chill Wills and featuring Jack Elam. Le May also wrote and produced (but did not direct) Quebec (1951), also starring John Drew Barrymore. more…

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