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River's End (1940)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Western | 10 August 1940 (USA)
Convicted murderer John Keith (Dennis Morgan), escapes from his guards, and is pursued by Sergeant Conniston (Dennis Morgan, of the Royal Canadian Mouted Police. After a two year hunt, ... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

James Oliver Curwood (novel), Barry Trivers (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dennis Morgan ... John Keith / Sgt. Derry Conniston
Elizabeth Inglis Elizabeth Inglis ... Linda Conniston (as Elizabeth Earl)
George Tobias ... Andrew (Andy) Dijon
Victor Jory ... Norman Talbot
James Stephenson ... Insp. McDowell
Steffi Duna ... Cheeta
Edward Pawley ... Frank Crandell
John Ridgely ... Constable Jeffers
Frank Wilcox ... Constable Kentish
David Bruce ... Balt
Gilbert Emery ... Justice
Stuart Robertson Stuart Robertson ... Sgt. Cruze
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Convicted murderer John Keith (Dennis Morgan), escapes from his guards, and is pursued by Sergeant Conniston (Dennis Morgan, of the Royal Canadian Mouted Police. After a two year hunt, Conniston almost dies of the cold and is rescued by Keith. Before he dies, Keith convinces him he is innocent of the crime for which he has been convicted, and Conniston insists that Keith, who bears nearly an identical resemblance to the Mountie, put on his uniform and pretend he is Conniston and go to River's End and prove his innocence. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Action | Drama | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Double Identity See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Opening credits are shown on wooden logs and plank styled lettering and background. See more »

Connections

Version of The River's End (1920) See more »

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Annie Laurie
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Written by Lady John Scott
Sung by Dennis Morgan
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Silly 'B' mystery
6 February 2003 | by JohnSealSee all my reviews

Calling this a mystery is a stretch as the only mystery is when the incredibly credulous townsfolk of River's End, Alberta, will figure out that Dennis Morgan is actually an escaped convict and NOT the Canadian Mountie sent in pursuit of him. Yes, it's the old chestnut about the two fellows who look exactly alike and switch identities in order to right the wrongs of an imperfect judicial system. If you can accept the premise, you'll enjoy this speck of fluff. Victor Jory offers the only interesting performance as a relatively likeable bad guy.


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