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Thread #68888   Message #1166084
Posted By: delphinium
20-Apr-04 - 09:52 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Capture of Albert Johnson (Wilf Carter)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: the mad trapper of rat river
Sandy's song was written by John Spearn, mp3 available on his web site here.
Stompin' Tom Connors also has a song about "Wop May, Wop May, the top Canadian pilot of the day" ...

There have been at least 3 books about Albert Johnson/the mad trapper (I have Dick North's somewhere) and at least 1 movie, "Death Hunt" (1981). One (credible) site says the movie is "inaccurate to the point of ludicrous" - but it stars Charles Bronson, Lee Marvin & Angie Dickinson if you like that kind of Hollywood action adventure.

Ranger1: King lived.

Another thread drift drift: The last surviving mountie of the mad trapper manhunt, Robert McDowell, died last year aged 94. RIP