Fighting Shadows (1935)

58 mins | Drama | 18 April 1935

Director:

David Selman

Writer:

Ford Beebe

Cinematographer:

George Meehan

Editor:

Al Clark

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Guns of the Law. Although Albert Clark is credited onscreen as the film's editor, all other contemporary sources credit Gene Milford with editing. Exteriors were shot on location at Big Bear and Wrightwood, CA. ...

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The working title of this film was Guns of the Law. Although Albert Clark is credited onscreen as the film's editor, all other contemporary sources credit Gene Milford with editing. Exteriors were shot on location at Big Bear and Wrightwood, CA.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
1 Feb 1935
p. 1
Daily Variety
19 Feb 1935
p. 11
Film Daily
17 May 1935
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
4 Feb 1935
p. 6
Motion Picture Daily
27 May 1935
p. 6
Motion Picture Herald
25 May 1935
p. 55
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Guns of the Law
Release Date:
18 April 1935
Production Date:
28 Jan--13 Feb 1935
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Columbia Pictures Corp.
23 April 1935
LP5497
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Country:
United States
PCA No:
744
SYNOPSIS

Tim O'Hara of the Royal Canadian Northwest Mounted Police is assigned to the Indian River region to investigate a suspicious fur-trading racket. Arriving near Indian River, Tim finds a burning cabin and the body of Larue, with a note warning other trappers to beware his fate. Tim's trapper friend, Hank Bascom, tells him of the local suspicion that the gang works through a middle-man named Stalkey. Brad Harrison, who had a falling out with Tim, tries to get Stalkey to talk, but Tim stops him, and Brad accuses Tim of hiding behind his uniform to avoid their quarrel. While taking Stalkey to jail, Stalkey's henchman Randall shoots at Tim. Later, as Tim is about to arrest Randall, he throws tobacco in Tim's eyes and escapes. When Tim later finds Randall, he is dead, and Brad accuses Tim of the crime. Brad then sends Stalkey to his own cabin to hide, but Martha, Brad's sister, does not want Stalkey to share their cabin, and leaves to stay with friends. When Tim arrives to seek Brad's help in search for the fugitive, the two men argue. Tim then returns to Stalkey's store and finds the furs beneath a trapdoor. Brad arrives and after the ensuing fistfight, leaves Tim unconscious and takes the furs. When Tim comes to, he learns that Brad has told Stalkey that he is responsible for the theft. Bob Rutledge, another officer, arrives to relieve Tim of his duties. When Tim indicates he will not act against Brad on his own, Bob arrests him. Calling at Brad's cabin, Bob is knocked out by Stalkey, and Brad takes ...

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Tim O'Hara of the Royal Canadian Northwest Mounted Police is assigned to the Indian River region to investigate a suspicious fur-trading racket. Arriving near Indian River, Tim finds a burning cabin and the body of Larue, with a note warning other trappers to beware his fate. Tim's trapper friend, Hank Bascom, tells him of the local suspicion that the gang works through a middle-man named Stalkey. Brad Harrison, who had a falling out with Tim, tries to get Stalkey to talk, but Tim stops him, and Brad accuses Tim of hiding behind his uniform to avoid their quarrel. While taking Stalkey to jail, Stalkey's henchman Randall shoots at Tim. Later, as Tim is about to arrest Randall, he throws tobacco in Tim's eyes and escapes. When Tim later finds Randall, he is dead, and Brad accuses Tim of the crime. Brad then sends Stalkey to his own cabin to hide, but Martha, Brad's sister, does not want Stalkey to share their cabin, and leaves to stay with friends. When Tim arrives to seek Brad's help in search for the fugitive, the two men argue. Tim then returns to Stalkey's store and finds the furs beneath a trapdoor. Brad arrives and after the ensuing fistfight, leaves Tim unconscious and takes the furs. When Tim comes to, he learns that Brad has told Stalkey that he is responsible for the theft. Bob Rutledge, another officer, arrives to relieve Tim of his duties. When Tim indicates he will not act against Brad on his own, Bob arrests him. Calling at Brad's cabin, Bob is knocked out by Stalkey, and Brad takes him back to town. With Hank's help, Tim escapes from jail and informs the townsfolk of Brad's actions. Announcing that he is no longer a Mountie, Tim fights with Brad. They are interrupted by Stalkey and his men who demand the furs. However, Brad betrays them, and the villains are caught. Brad reveals he was trying to round them up himself. Brad and Tim are reconciled, and as Martha looks on, Bob tells Tim that he has received a promotion.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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