Man from Montreal (1939)

61 mins | Drama | 8 December 1939

Director:

Christy Cabanne

Writer:

Owen Francis

Producer:

Ben Pivar

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

Maurice Wright

Production Designer:

Jack Otterson

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Co.
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HISTORY

This film was also reviewed under the title of The Man from Montreal . According to a news item in HR , it was filmed on location in Big Bear, ... More Less

This film was also reviewed under the title of The Man from Montreal . According to a news item in HR , it was filmed on location in Big Bear, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
15 May 40
p. 3.
Film Daily
4 Mar 40
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Aug 39
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Sep 39
pp. 6-7.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Feb 40
p. 3.
Variety
28 Feb 40
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 December 1939
Production Date:
began early September 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Co.
Copyright Date:
8 November 1939
Copyright Number:
LP9230
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
5728
SYNOPSIS

Trapper Clark Manning becomes the unwitting victim of Ross Montgomery and his wife Myrna when Montgomery, a criminal posing as a mining engineer, introduces Myrna to Clark as his sister. After winning Clark's confidence through Myrna, Montgomery asks the trapper to deliver a shipment of furs. Unknown to Clark, the furs are stolen, and the Mounties arrest him as part of the fur theft ring. Rather than implicate Myrna in the crime, Clark remains silent and is sentenced to jail. Constable "Bones" Blair, Clark's Mountie friend, knows that the trapper is innocent, and decides to investigate for himself. Meanwhile, Clark escapes from jail, and while searching Montgomery's office, he finds proof of Montgomery's and Myrna's duplicity just as he walks in, and in the ensuing fight, Clark escapes into the night. Montgomery instructs his henchman, Biff Anders, to kill Luther St. Paul, a trapper who has become suspicious of him, and frame Clark for the murder. Montgomery's frame-up works, and he then uses the fugitive Clark as a cover to kill more trappers and steal their furs. Sighted by the Mounties at St. Paul's cabin, Clark seeks refuge in Biff's mine shaft, where he begins to suspect that Biff is in league with Montgomery. Clark confides his supicions to Bones, and then returns to the mine to gather further evidence. That night, Bones overhears Biff and Montgomery planning another theft and Clark's murder, and he promptly leads Captain Owens and the Mounties to the mine, arriving just in time to rescue Clark and apprehend Montgomery and his gang. Having learned his lesson about women, Clark falls in love with Bones's sister Doris. ... +


Trapper Clark Manning becomes the unwitting victim of Ross Montgomery and his wife Myrna when Montgomery, a criminal posing as a mining engineer, introduces Myrna to Clark as his sister. After winning Clark's confidence through Myrna, Montgomery asks the trapper to deliver a shipment of furs. Unknown to Clark, the furs are stolen, and the Mounties arrest him as part of the fur theft ring. Rather than implicate Myrna in the crime, Clark remains silent and is sentenced to jail. Constable "Bones" Blair, Clark's Mountie friend, knows that the trapper is innocent, and decides to investigate for himself. Meanwhile, Clark escapes from jail, and while searching Montgomery's office, he finds proof of Montgomery's and Myrna's duplicity just as he walks in, and in the ensuing fight, Clark escapes into the night. Montgomery instructs his henchman, Biff Anders, to kill Luther St. Paul, a trapper who has become suspicious of him, and frame Clark for the murder. Montgomery's frame-up works, and he then uses the fugitive Clark as a cover to kill more trappers and steal their furs. Sighted by the Mounties at St. Paul's cabin, Clark seeks refuge in Biff's mine shaft, where he begins to suspect that Biff is in league with Montgomery. Clark confides his supicions to Bones, and then returns to the mine to gather further evidence. That night, Bones overhears Biff and Montgomery planning another theft and Clark's murder, and he promptly leads Captain Owens and the Mounties to the mine, arriving just in time to rescue Clark and apprehend Montgomery and his gang. Having learned his lesson about women, Clark falls in love with Bones's sister Doris. +

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