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

set a broken leg and look

lovelier than a Christmas

calendar all at once?

You're quite a picture yourself,

you'd look good in a golf frame.

-Better in the same frame.

-Let's make it a family album.

Let's water the horses. We must

get Duroc's message on the wire.


When you look at Ronnie even

his hair stands to attention.

There's a contrary streak

in the Logan breed.

-We just know our own minds.

-You don't know your own heart?

-l don't intent to listen to it.

-You will.

You're leg will be just as straight

as sergeant Bret's back.

-Tell you what our plans are...


l've been transferred to

Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia?

What's that's where

codfish grow, isn't it?

Orders are orders

in my branch of the service too.

Niska! You mustn't eat that.

Your tummy will turn to stone.

Like your heart.

-l just don't understand.

-You'll never understand Jim.

Until something

beats you to your knees.

Don't get yourself

all over plastered.

-You love me.

-You see?

You don't ask.

You just make statements.

Well, do you love me?

l might but l don't want to.

Help me, will you?

You're fine and right for yourself

and for the service but

-anyway, l'm leaving.

-Running away?

-l'm no heroine.

-All Anglican nurses are heroines.

l don't want to be bravely

smiling goodbye to my husband

every time he puts down

a rebellion or

goes on patrol to the North Pole.

l just wouldn't let him.

When do you leave?

-Next month.

-We'll see.

Anything in the regulations about

you always getting your woman?

No, but there should be.

l gave the horses some water.

Have some yourself.

l'll be there in a minute.

l wish you'd think what it

means to us if you leave.

l'll have plenty of time

to think in Nova Scotia.

Sure. What's time to a codfish?

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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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