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

You're making a mistake.

-The law is in the Northwest now.

-So is this fellow.

You can't fight the whole

British empire?

50 mounted police, only 50.

ln all Canada, only 500.

We got many thousand half-breed.

Big Bear and Crow foot

got 10,000 warrior.

The lndians won't follow Riel.

Maybe they follow Jacques Corbeau.

lf you bring back that killer

you'll deserve what you get.

You're a great old wolf, Duroc.

l'd hate to see you

hang with that coyote.

-24 hour Jim, we want answer.

-You'll get it,

if the wires to Ottawa stay up.

The wires, she'll stay up.

Just 24 hours.

Don't get them tangled

around your neck.

-You think Corbeau no come, eh?

-He will if he smells blood.

Maybe he smell blood

pretty quick.

Your blood!

Pull him down!

We're gonna fight!

lf we want Corbeau,

we'll be getting Corbeau.

The redcoat be skinned

pretty easy.

lf we want Riel,

we'll get Riel!

-Didn't Jim ask you to stay here?

-Yes but...

Take your hand off that bridle!

Stand clear.

Let go of that bridle!

Shorty! lt's a boy!

A boy Shorty!

Don't you want to see your son?

A boy! Hang loose!

Out of the way!

My son he ask for see me.

Good for him!

Tod McDuff!

l just have baby!


-Hello, Tod.

-Hey, Jim.

Thanks for keeping Shorty covered,

but l'm glad you didn't shoot.

l was of a mind too

but l was afraid l'd drop a stitch.

She not very big.

How you make sure that's boy?

Black Chief.

That's chief.

Look, Jim.

l just got baby boy!

That's a fine papoose.

l've got to tell my wife

about this.

-Hello, April.


l'll have to get Shorty's baby

a rattle for that timing.

The baby arrived hours ago.

-Then you get the rattle.

-You rattle me enough as it is.

Hold still Niska.

Roll up my sleeve Ekawe.

l will.

How can you deliver a baby,

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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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