James Newill (1911-1975) starred in a series of Canadian Mounted Police adventures based on the Renfrew of the Royal Mounted stories by Laurie York Erskine. There was also a Renfrew radio program which starred House Jameson as 'Sgt. Douglas Renfrew' and was broadcast from 1936 through 1940. Newill's first starring role was Renfrew of the Royal Mounted, which was released by Grand National in 1937. A total of 8 Renfrew movies were made.
1. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (1937) - James Newill
Canadian Mountie Renfrew (James Newill) discovers and tries to smash a clever counterfeiting ring and sings a song or two...
2. Renfrew On the Great White Trail (1938) - James Newill
Death stalked Garou's Landing, in the Canadian frozen north, but who was the killer who murdered two men and left them huddled in the snow. Sergeant Renfrew (James Newill), of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, accompanied by his dog, Silver King (Silver King the Dog), and Kay Larkin (Terry Walker) the daughter of the man, Andrew Larkin (Robert Frazer) accused of the crime, sets out to solve the crime and bring the real killer to justice.
3. Sky Bandits (1940) - James Newill
A Renfrew (James Newill) of the Mounted Police adventure. Dave O'Brien plays his sidekick. Gangsters are using a ray gun to shoot planes out of the sky. It's up to Renfrew of the Royal Mounted to stop them.
4. Yukon Flight (1940) - James Newill
Mail airplanes in the Yukon are being sabotaged and crashed by mail stealing bandits. Renfrew of the Royal Mounted (James Newill) and Constable Kelly (Dave O'Brien) must capture the bandits before they become victims of the next crash.