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Pierre of the Plains

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Director  George B. Seitz
Duration  
Music director  Lennie Hayton
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Running time  57 minutes
Country  United States
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Release date  1942 (1942)
Writer  Lawrence Kimble (screenplay), Bertram Millhauser (screenplay), Edgar Selwyn (based on a play by), Gilbert Parker (based on a novel "Pierre and His People: Tales Of The Far North")
Screenplay  Edgar Selwyn, Bertram Millhauser, Lawrence Kimble
Cast  Ruth Hussey (Daisy Denton), John Carroll (Pierre), Bruce Cabot (Jap Durkin), Phil Brown (Val Denton), Sheldon Leonard (Garue)
Similar movies  Northwest Rangers (1942), The Trap (1966), North West Mounted Police (1940), The Wild North (1952), The Sin of Madelon Claudet (1931)

Pierre of the Plains is a 1942 Northern film set in Saskatchewan, Canada, directed by George B. Seitz and starring John Carroll and Ruth Hussey. The supporting cast features Bruce Cabot, Reginald Owen, Henry Travers, Evelyn Ankers and Sheldon Leonard. The movie is a remake of a 1914 version co-written by and starring Edgar Selwyn.

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Plot

Pierre (Carroll), a singing French-Canadian trapper, acts as a non-commissioned law enforcement officer, punishing traveling salesman Clerou (Leonard) for "selling whiskey to Indians." When his intrusive nature gets him into trouble with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he is brought to the station. In order to avoid incarceration, he claims that he is engaged to be married to the lovely Daisy Denton (Hussey), a popular barmaid who runs the local saloon, but who is actually engaged to "Jap" Durkin (Cabot).

After Pierre's shrewd planning destroys the possibly of a marriage to Daisy, Durkin vows revenge. Meanwhile, Pierre spends his time romancing Daisy and simultaneously getting into scrapes with the mounties. While riding horseback en route to town and back to his rural campsite, he often breaks into the song "Saskatchewan."

Daisy's brother Val (Brown) shoots "Clerou" and is placed under arrest by Durkin. Through mutual conspiring on the part of Pierre and Daisy, they manage to help Val escape from jail, where the four of them hideout at Pierre's rural campsite. Durkin finds them and confronts Pierre, resulting in a gunfire battle that kills Durkin. After a very brief investigation, Pierre marries Daisy and rides off for their honeymoon, singing "Saskatchewan."

Reception

According to MGM records, the film earned $289,000 in the US and Canada and $138,000 elsewhere, costing the studio a loss of $111,000.

References

Pierre of the Plains Wikipedia
Pierre of the Plains IMDb


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