|FIGHTING MAD (director: Sam Newfield; screenwriter: George Rosener/ John Rathmell; cinematographer: Jack Greenhalgh; editor: Roy Luby; music: Jack Brooks; cast: Warner Richmond (Trigger), Milburn Stone (Cardigan), Ted Adams (Leon), James Newill (Sgt. Renfrew), Sally Blane (Ann Fenwick), Dave O'Brien (Constable Kelly), Benny Rubin (Benny), Walter Long (Frenchy), Chief Thunder Cloud (Wolf); Runtime: 54; MPAA Rating: NR; producer: Phil Krasne; Mill Creek Entertainment; 1939)|
|"The pic couldn't be
the singing should lead one to covering their ears."
by Dennis Schwartz
Dreadful action pic with annoying comic overtones and
an absurd story about the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police hunting down American bank robbers in the
woods. Hack director Sam Newfield ("I Accuse
My Parents"/"Dead Men Walk"/"Terror in Tiny Town")
does his usual poor job. It's written by George Rosener and John Rathmell, as if they were brain
A trio of Americans cross by foot
the Canadian border after robbing a bank in the
States and carrying with them the stolen $100,000 in
a suitcase. Trigger (Warner Richmond) and Leon (Ted
Adams) have taken Ann
Fenwick (Sally Blane) hostage, as she's an eyewitness. The
thugs carjack the car and trailer of Benny (Ben
Rubin), a goofy guy who owns the nearby trading
post, and lock Ann in the trailer with the money.
When the trailer snaps off the car and plunges into
a lake, Ann is rescued Sgt. Renfrew (James
Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien) of the North West Mounted
Police, who were just riding by on horseback while on
the two robbers report to Cardigan (Milburn
leader, holed up at Frenchy's Lodge (Walter Long), he
orders Trigger, Leon and Frenchy's Indian guide, Wolf
recover the stolen loot. It's up to the bumbling
Mounties to save the day.
The pic couldn't be worse, even the singing should lead one to covering their ears.
REVIEWED ON 8/23/2013 GRADE: C-
Dennis Schwartz: "Ozus' World Movie Reviews"
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