CRASHING THRU: Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1939) James Newill & Jean Carmen | Action, Drama | B&W

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Crashing Thru is a 1939 American northern action film directed by Elmer Clifton and starring James Newill, Jean Carmen and Warren Hull. It is based on the 1935 novel Renfrew Rides the Range, the seventh in the popular Renfrew of the Royal Mounted series by Laurie York Erskine.

Six people are in on a gold robbery. Three of them double-cross the others. Mountie Renfrew has to go after them alone when his partner Kelly is wounded.

The steamship on which two Mountie officers are travelling is held up and robbed of its gold shipment. They pursue the gang up into the hills but are unable to detain them, They suspect one of the female passengers to be in on the job and arrest her. She turns out to be trying to recover the deeds to the mine that were cheated out of her father, but was double-crossed by the robbers.

James Newill as Sergeant Renfrew
Jean Carmen as Ann 'Angel' Chambers
Warren Hull as Constable Kelly
Milburn Stone as Delos Harrington
Walter Byron as McClusky
Stanley Blystone as Jim LaMont
Robert Frazer as Dr. Smith
Joseph W. Girard as Steamship Captain
Dave O'Brien as Fred Chambers
Earl Douglas as Slant Eye
Ted Adams as Eskimo Pete
Roy Barcroft as Green - Henchman

Directed by Elmer Clifton
Written by Sherman L. Lowe
Based on Renfrew Rides the Range by Laurie York Erskine
Produced by Philip N. Krasne
Cinematography Edward Linden
Edited by S. Roy Luby
Production company Criterion Pictures
Distributed by Monogram Pictures
Release date December 11, 1939
Running time 65 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The film was shot at the Iverson Ranch and on location around Big Bear Lake in the San Bernardino Mountains of California. It was originally intended to be released by Grand National Pictures before being picked up for distribution by Monogram.

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