Perils of the Royal Mounted

Perils of the Royal Mounted (1942) was the 18th serial released by Columbia Pictures. It starred Robert Kellard (aka Robert Stevens) as the hero, Sgt. Mack MacLane of the Royal Mounties, and Kenneth MacDonald as Mort Ramsome, the head villain. It also co-starred Nell O'Day, Iron Eyes Cody, Kermit Maynard and I. Stanford Jolley.

Perils of the Royal Mounted
Directed byJames W. Horne
Produced byLarry Darmour
Written byBasil Dickey
Scott Littleton
Louis E. Heifetz
Jesse Duffy
Original screenplay
StarringRobert Stevens
Nell O'Day
Kenneth MacDonald
Herbert Rawlinson
Richard Fiske
Narrated byKnox Manning
Music byLee Zahler
CinematographyJames S. Brown Jr.
Black and white
Edited byDwight Caldwell
Earl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 29, 1942 (1942-05-29)
CountryUnited States


The trading post of Sitkawan, Canada is taken by surprise when an Indian tribe attacks and massacres the settlers aboard a fur-bearing wagon train. Sergeant MacLane of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is assigned to investigate the case. MacLane soon realises that the attackers were led by Mort Ransome, a nasty renegade, who had been conspiring with Black Bear, medicine man of the tribe, to incite the heretofore friendly Indians for his own gain. He also learns that two white renegades have kidnapped Diana Blake, daughter of the local post factor, and saves her from a runaway wagon just before it plunges over a cliff. Perils of the Royal Mounted also features stereotypically Northern genre elements including fur trappers, lumberjacks, trading posts, rebellious Indian braves, forest fires, avalanches, and a wide range of dangerous wildlife.


Robert Stevens (aka Robert Kellard)Sgt. Mack MacLane, RCMP
Nell O'DayDiane Blake
Kenneth MacDonald    Mort Ransome
Herbert RawlinsonRichard Winton
John ElliottFactor J. L. Blake
Richard FiskeConstable Brady
Forrest TaylorPreacher Hinsdale
George ChesebroGaspard, chief thug
Jack IngramBaptiste, chief thug
I. Stanford JolleyPierre, thug
Al FergusonMike, thug
Charles KingCurly, thug
Bud OsborneJake, thug
Justin CoussonRicky, Radio operator
Nick ThompsonBlack Bear, medicine man
Art MilesChief Flying Cloud
Richard VallinLittle Wolf
Hank BellMartin, trapper-townsman
Tom LondonGaynor, trapper-townsman
Kermit MaynardConstable Collins
Stanley PriceHood, phony Mountie thug
Harry HarveyDenny Burke, telegrapher
Ed CassidyJenson, crooked warehouseman
Kenneth HarlanJohn Craig, phony commissioner
C. Montague ShawCommissioner Phillips
Ted AdamsHenchman
Robert BarronHenchman
Iron Eyes CodyIndian, pursuit party leader

Cast notes

Chapter titles

  1. The Totum[sic] Talks
  2. The Night Raiders
  3. The Water God's Revenge
  4. Beware, the Vigilantes
  5. The Masked Mountie
  6. Underwater Gold
  7. Bridge to the Sky
  8. Lost in the Mine
  9. Into the Trap
  10. Betrayed by Law
  11. Blazing Beacons
  12. The Mounties' Last Chance
  13. Painted White Man
  14. Burned at the Stake
  15. The Mountie Gets His Man


Other versions

  • This serial was released in Latin America in March 1943, under the title Los Valientes de la Guardia, in English with Spanish subtitles.


  1. Cline, William C. (1997). In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials. McFarland & Company. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-7864-0471-1.
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