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Northwest Trail


Filmed in Cinecolor! You can find more information regarding this film on its IMDb page.

Northwest Trail is a 1945 American contemporary Northwestern (genre) film directed by Derwin Abrahams shot in Cinecolor at Lake Hemet, California. It stars Bob Steele (actor), Joan Woodbury and Madge Bellamy making a comeback appearance in her final film.


Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Trooper O'Brien assists Kate Owens when her car breaks down. Upon arrival at headquarters, his Inspector-in-charge assigns him to escort Kate to visit her Uncle in Morgan's Post located in the backwoods. As there are no roads to the area the two must travel by horse. O'Brien has two other tasks when he arrives; to discover why RCMP Sergeant Means has not filed a report in months and to investigate the complaint of Poodles Hanneford who alleges that the river going through his property has been blocked off and he has been fired upon when investigating.
What begins as a screwball comedy film between the witty Kate and strait-laced Mountie takes many unexpected turns when a rider steals Kate's suitcase that contains $20,000 but the rider is found shot to death with the money missing. Upon arrival in Morgan's Post Sgt Means chastises O'Brien for his incompetence and orders him back to headquarters.


  • Bob Steele (actor) as RCMP Matt O'Brien
  • Joan Woodbury as Kate Owens
  • John Litel as Sergeant Means
  • Raymond Hatton as Morgan
  • Madge Bellamy as Mrs. Yeager
  • Ian Keith as Inspector McGrath
  • George Meeker as Whitey Yeager
  • Charles B. Middleton as Pierre
  • John Hamilton (actor) as John Owens
  • Poodles Hanneford as Poodles Hanneford
  • Gracie Hanneford as Jill Hanneford

Category:1945 films
Category:American films
Category:English-language films
Category:1940s Western (genre) films
Category:Films based on short fiction
Category:Films set in Canada
Category:Royal Canadian Mounted Police in fiction
Category:Cinecolor films
Category:American Western (genre) films

William B. David

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