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T.9757 (6 reel 9.5mm sound release by Pathéscope June 1955) 
"FIGHTING MAD"                     USA Nov1939   Director: Sam Newfield
-------------------                    A Criterion Pictures Production
60mins B/W Cert "U"                    Produced by: Philip N. Krasne
(Approx 50mins on 9.5)        
Western                                Distributed by: Monogram
Screenplay by: George Rosener & John Rathmell
Based on "Renfrew Rides Again" (1927) by: Laurie York Erskine
Songs by: Betty Laidlaw & Robert Lively, Jack Brooks
Photographed by: Jack Greenhalgh       Sound: Hans Weeren
Assistant Director: Herman E. Webber   Film Editor: Martin Cohn
Cast:   
        James Newill ............ Sergeant Renfrew
        Dave O'Brian ............ Constable Kelly
        Sally Blane  ............ Ann Fenwick
        Benny Rubin ............. Benny
        Milburn Stone ........... Cardigan 
        Walter Long ............. Frenchie
        Warner Richmond ......... Henchman Trigger
        Ted Adams ............... Henchman Leon
        Chief Thundercloud ...... Indian (as Chief Thundercloud)
        Ole Oleson .............. Chess Player (as Ole Oleson)
        Horace Murphy ........... Chess Player
        Iron Eyes Cody .......... 2nd Indian at Post (uncredited)
        J.W. Cody ............... Henchman Wolf (uncredited)
              

Ann Fenwick, witness to a bank hold-up in America, is abducted by the robbers and taken across the border into Canada. She is rescued by Sergeant Renfrew of the Mounties, but gives him a fasle name because the authorites suspect her of collusion. The crooks recapture Ann, but, after several battles, Renfrew and his sidekick, Constable Kelly, round up the villains. (Maurice Trace - 9.5mm sound film catalogue)

  • Ann Fenwick is a witness to a bank robbery in the U.S. and the bandits, led by Trigger (Warner Richmond) and Leon (Ted Adams) capture her and when she dissappears, a warrant is issued for her arrest as a material witness. The bank robbers flee across the border into Canada where they steal a trailer in which they lock Ann and the loot. The hitch breaks and the trailer plunges into a lake. Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill) and Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien), of the Canadian Mounties, rescue Ann and she tells them she is a hitch-hiking tourist and gives a false name. Renfrew sends Kelly for aid, Ann escapes and Kelly returns with the news that she is wanted. The leader of the gang, Cardigan (Milburn Stone), sends the gang back for Ann and the loot, which Ann has hidden in a trappers cabin, just before Trigger recaptures her. Renfrew goes to her rescue, but is also captured. But reliable Constable Kelly is somewhere in the woods.- Written by Les Adams (IMDb)

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    Pathéscope Gazette magazine Jun/Jul 1955

    Notes:
    
       1. The second of the Monogram "Renfrew Of The Mounties" series.
       2. Songs included "Mounted Men" (sung over the credits), "Trail's End" & "Lady In Distress"
           - all performed by James Newill.         
       3. Sam Newfield also directed under the names Sherman Scott and Peter Stewart. 
       4. Sally Blane was a sister of big Hollywood star Loretta Young - another sister,
           Polly Ann Young, was the hroine of a further Renfrew movie, "Murder On The Yukon"
           (also on 9.5mm sound, plus a 3 reel 9.5mm silent release)
       5. Ole Olson also played as Ole Oleson.
                        
    (Info edited from gln, Maurice Trace & the International Movie Database)       03.07.2016



    Front-of-house picture with Sally Blane and James Newill


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    Probably available in USA on Alpha DVD (Region 0 - so playable everywhere)
     (Try Amazon.co.uk)

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