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The Trail Beyond DVD
The Trail Beyond

The Trail Beyond

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All the preceding films [in this series] were based on original scripts, but The Trail Beyond was actually drawn from a novel The Wolf Hunters by a popular author of stories about the North-West, James Oliver Curwood, making this something of a special for the series with the increased costs of acquiring the novel's rights and other changes that result. The most noticeable is the more impressive background of timber country with snowy mountains in the far distance and vigorous winds. But the director is still Robert Bradbury and the plot creaks with the usual contrivances. Wayne plays Rod Drew who helps his half-breed college chum Wabi (Noah Beery Jr.) escape from the clutches of some cardsharps on a train journey. When they try to frame the death of oneof the card players on Wabi, Wayne and the half-breed leap from the train into a river as it crosses a bridge. Wayne has been on his way to find a missing girl, and, while fleeing from a posse with Wabi, quickly (and coincidentally) stumbles on the trailthat will eventually lead him to her when he discovers two skeletons in a shack and a map which shows a hidden gold mine. A bunch of villains try to get hold of the map, but Wayne pitches in to stop them kidnaping a girl who knows the combination of the safe in which it has been deposited at the store run by Newsome (Noah Beery Sr.). Captured by the gang, Wayne escapes when left alone by knocking a candle in a glass holder to the ground and cutting the ropes binding him with the broken glass. A canoe chase follows with Wayne dropping into the water to deal with the villains pursuing him, then rushing along the bank to pull a wounded Mountie clear of a canoe before it can crash over a waterfall. As the gang are massing to attack the Newsome store and gain
Title: The Trail Beyond
Genre: Drama
Starring: Verna Hillie, Robert W. Frazer, Noah Beery, Jr., Noah Beery, Sr., Earl Dwire
Director: Robert North Bradbury
Studio: Mr Fat - w Video
Attributes: Manufactured on Demand
Release Date: 1/1/2013
Original Year: 1934
Product Type: DVD
UPC: 886470678792
Item #: 1253508X

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