The Trail Beyond
Directed by Robert N. Bradbury
Written by James Oliver Curwood and Lindsley Parsons
Produced by Paul Malvern
Cinematography by Archie Stout
Distributed by Lone Star Productions
John Wayne as Rod Drew
Verna Hillie as Felice Newsome
Noah Beery Sr. as George Newsome
Noah Beery Jr. as Wabi
Robert Frazer as Jules LaRocque
Iris Lancaster as Marie LaFleur
James A. Marcus as Felice's uncle
Eddie Parker as Ryan, the Mountie
Earl Dwire as Henchman Benoit
Ron Drew is headed to French Canada to find the niece of his father’s best friend. On the way he meets up with an old college friend, the half breed Indian Wabi. During the train ride, Wabi is framed for a crooked poker game. Rod helps his friend escape and they jump off the train. Fleeing from authorities, the two come across a cabin which contains a couple of skeletons and a map to a gold mine. It turns out that one of the skeletons is the remains of John Ball, the father of the girl Rod was sent to find. They travel to a local general store and store the map in the store’s safe, but not before it is seen by Benoit. Benoit tries to steal the map, but ends up kidnapping the daughter of the General Store owner, Felice. Can Rod rescue Felice and get to the gold mine before the criminals can steal the map?
Wallace Beery’s brother and nephew both appear in this movie. Many believe that this is the only movie that both Noah Beery Sr. and Noah Beery Jr. appear in together, however it is not. They both appeared in the 1933 Mascot Serial entitled Fighting with Kit Carson.
The working title of this film was Wolf Hunters. The title Wolf Hunters was used to make this movie two other times, once in 1926, and the other in 1949.
Yakima Canutt did the stunt work for the film.