The Trail Beyond

Synopsis: Rod Drew has been sent to find a missing miner and his daughter. He is joined by old friend Wabi whom he has to rescue from card cheats that framed him for murder. Later they find a skeleton and a map to a mine. When they put the map into a safe, a LaRocque henchman sees them. LaRocque wants the map and captures the Mountie sent to get Wabi. His man then dressed as the Mountie captures Rod and Wabi.
Director(s): Robert N. Bradbury
Production: Lone Star Productions
55 min

I received your letter and got here

as quickly as I could.

now I am going to tell you why I sent for you.

20 years ago my brother and I

quarreled over a woman

he married her. they relocated near

Kennegamy house, northern Canada.

a child was born, a girl.

wife died

I heard that my brother

had strangely disappeared.

lately I have had a desire

to see that niece of mine.

and find out

just what happened to my brother.

that's why I sent for you.

I am afraid I couldn't stand a drift.

I will be glad to do everything I can.

you know, I haven't forgotten that

you were dad's best friend.

you see

my brother's name was John Ball...

wife's name was, Marie.

more likely,

that will be the girls name too.

its my hope that she will spend the

remaining years of my life, here with me.

you know son ?

some day she is going to inherit

this here, the ranch of the pines.

I understand and I will do my best to find her.

couldn't ask no more than that.

-when can you leave?

-on the morning train..


Rod Drew!

what are you doing here ?

well hello Bobby?

where are you heading for?

I am going home.

I just graduated.

that's nice!

say, how is the old Alma Mater?

oh, kind a quiet now...

they haven't found any cows or goats

in the dormitory since you left.

don't tell me the place has deteriorated

into a school of learning.

sit down

Oh, I cant now !

my mind is in the middle of a poker game.

but I have a lot to tell you,

I will be back later.


-don't loose your shirt !


I saw from where that one came from.

what are you doing, getting sore

when you start to loose?

you tin horn ...

I didn't do it, Rod.

they framed me.

I caught him cheating and

he pulled a gun on me.

its murder.

come on.

nice way to have a bath.

you shouldn't have done that Rod.

now you are in it, as much as I am.

don't worry about that, Bobby.

the main thing is to get out of here

before they pick us up.

we are about a mile from Fort Minnetaki.

we should be able to buy

a change of clothes there.

lets get started.

here you are, Mister.

come on, Bobby.

telegram for you Martial.

it must be that fellow

who drifted down in this morning.

well, there they are now.

we are going to have a talk with them.

hey you fellas, wait a minute.

wait a minute there.

come on, Bobby.

that's them alright !

come on lets run them down.

we got to jump for it.

It's our only chance.

they got away.

notify the Mountain police.

from Minetaki

they have headed north.

one of them is half-breed, but we

do not have any description of the other.

- you better start at Fort Minnetaki.

- Yes Sir !

we can take a shortcut through Wabinosh

House, its on the bend of the river.

once we make there,

we will be safe for a while.

the cabin looks deserted.

we can camp there for the night.

Gold !

It's a map.

they must have fought for it.

shows the location of their mine.

We, John Ball and Peter Plante...

having discovered gold at this point

do hereby agree to joint partnership in it

and do pledge ourselves ...

to forgot our past differences and work in

mutual goodwill and honesty

'so help us God'

signed John Ball and Peter Plante.

so this is what happened to John Ball.

John Ball?

why are you interested in him ?

he is one of the reasons I am up here.

and the other ?

his daughter.

Bobby, when we get to Wabinosh House...

we will make a search for this mine.

Well, Bobby!



gee .. I am glad to see you.

I am glad to see you, Bobby.

FeIice, this is Rod Drew.

my best friend in college.

Miss Newsome.

how do you do Miss Newsome?

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James Oliver Curwood

James Oliver "Jim" Curwood (June 12, 1878 – August 13, 1927) was an American action-adventure writer and conservationist. His books ranked among Publishers Weekly top-ten best sellers in the United States in the early 1920s. At least eighteen motion pictures have been based on or directly inspired by his novels and short stories. At the time of his death, he was the highest paid (per word) author in the world. His writing studio, Curwood Castle, is now a museum in Owosso, Michigan. more…

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