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Yukon Manhunt (1951)

A Century of Northern Films, 1897-1997

    Yukon Manhunt is a 61-minute Western film that was released by Monogram Pictures in the United States on July 12, 1951, directed by Frank McDonald and starring Kirby Grant, Gail Davis and Margaret Field. The film was one of ten shot between 1949 and 1954 that featured Kirby Grant as Corporal Rod Webb of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who was accompanied on his adventures by his "wonder dog" Chinook, a white German shepherd. Most of the films in the series were based on books by James Oliver Curwood, a prolific writer of Western and adventure novels, and were shot in the Big Bear Valley and Cedar Lake areas in the San Bernardino Mountains of California.

    In Yukon Manhunt, Corporal Webb discovers that Kenmore (Nelson Leigh), owner of the Kenmore Mine, with help from his niece, Jane Kenmore (Gail Davis), and a guard, Le Clerque (John McGuire), have been robbing their own payrolls and murdering the couriers carrying them.

Cast: Kirby Grant in Yukon Manhunt

  • Corporal Rod Webb: Kirby Grant
  • Kenmore: Nelson Leigh
  • Jane Kenmore: Gail Davis
  • Le Clerque: Paul McGuire
  • Polly Kaufman: Margaret Field
  • Len Kaufman: Rand Brooks
  • Charles Benson: John Doucette
  • Henchman: Dennis Moore

Kirby Grant in Yukon Manhunt
Kirby Grant and Chinook in Yukon Manhunt
Kirby Grant in Yukon Manhunt