North West Mounted Police

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North West Mounted Police is a 1940 American adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll. Written by Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky, Jr., and C. Gardner Sullivan, and based on the 1938 novel The... read more

North West Mounted Police is a 1940 American adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll. Written by Alan Le May, Jesse Lasky, Jr., and C. Gardner Sullivan, and based on the 1938 novel The Royal Canadian Mounted Police by R. C. Fetherstonhaugh, the film is about a Texas Ranger who joins forces with the North-West Mounted Police to put down a rebellion in the north-west prairies of Canada. The supporting cast features Paulette Goddard, Preston Foster, Robert Preston, Akim Tamiroff, Lon Chaney, Jr. and George Bancroft. Regis Toomey, Richard Denning and Robert Ryan make brief appearances in the film playing small roles.. North West Mounted Police was DeMille's first film in Technicolor. The film premiered on October 21, 1940 in Regina, Saskatchewan, and was released in the United States on October 22, 1940 by Paramount Pictures. The film received an Academy Award for Best Film Editing (Anne Bauchens).

Original Release

10/22/1940

US Release

10/22/1940

Cast

Gary Cooper Dusty Rivers
Madeleine Carroll April Logan
Paulette Goddard Louvette Corbeau
Preston Foster Sergeant Jim Brett
Robert Preston Ronnie Logan
Akim Tamiroff Dan Duroc
George Bancroft Jacques Corbeau
Lynne Overman Tod McDuff
Walter Hampden Big Bear
Lon Chaney Jr. Shorty
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Cecil B. DeMille

Writers

Alan Le May, C. Gardner Sullivan, Jesse Lasky Jr., R.C. Fetherstonhaugh

Cast

Gary Cooper Dusty Rivers
Madeleine Carroll April Logan
Paulette Goddard Louvette Corbeau
Preston Foster Sergeant Jim Brett
Robert Preston Ronnie Logan
Akim Tamiroff Dan Duroc
George Bancroft Jacques Corbeau
Lynne Overman Tod McDuff
Walter Hampden Big Bear
Lon Chaney Jr. Shorty
Montagu Love Inspector Cabot
Francis McDonald Louis Riel
George E. Stone Johnny Pelang
Willard Robertson Supt. Harrington
Regis Toomey Constable Jerry Moore
Richard Denning Constable Thornton
Douglas Kennedy Constable Carter
Robert Ryan Constable Dumont
James Seay Constable Fenton
Lane Chandler Constable Fyffe

Producers

Editors

Anne Bauchens

1941OscarBest Cinematography, Color Nominated
1941OscarBest Art Direction, Color Nominated
1941OscarBest Sound, Recording Nominated
1941OscarBest Film Editing Won
1941OscarBest Music, Original Score Nominated
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