Wildcat Trooper (1936) Kermit Maynard, Hobart Bosworth, Fuzzy Knight, Lois Wilde Movie Review

Wildcat Trooper (1936)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Kermit Maynard in Wildcat Trooper (1936)

Kermit's After Furs

Sergeant Gale Farrell and Constable Pat O'Hearne of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are on their way to Twin Oaks as there is trouble brewing between rival fur trappers. But the mysterious gun for hire, The Raven' is also heading there but ends up being caught by the Mounties with Pat escorting the wanted killer back to the post. With The Raven's documents in his pocket Farrell keeps on going to Twin Oaks where he meets up with The Raven's contact and pretends to be The Raven who is masquerading as a Mountie. Now Farrell needs to get to the bottom of things before his cover ends up being blown whilst also finding time to flirt with the pretty Ruth Reynolds (Lois Wilde).

There is a scene early on in "Wildcat Trooper" which is guaranteed to make you smile, probably laugh. It comes when Farrell ends up tackling The Raven and as the killer is on top of him trying to plunge a blade in to him the camera cuts to show Farrell's bulging bicep and lo and behold Farrell gets the better of the bad guy. The thing is that rather than being a moment of comedy it is a moment of heroics which is so cheesy it borders on the unbelievable.

Aside from what is now a comical scene "Wildcat Trooper" is just a typical old western where we have a lawman undercover, pretending to be an outlaw to get to the bottom of who is trying to start a fur war between trappers. The only thing which might be unusual to some is that this little one hour western sees Kermit Maynard in the lead role, although not exactly doing a memorable job to be any better than any other western star of the era.

What this all boils down to is that "Wildcat Trooper" is as entertaining as any of these early one hour westerns tend to be. In truth the most interesting thing is that this stars Kermit Maynard in a lead role rather than a bit part which he ended up doing.