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3.11. Mounties

Thanks to Hollywood for Branding the Mounties

This American-made label-brand was used to sell ginger ale in the 1950s.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Hollywood made hundreds of movies about Mounties (Royal Canadian Mounted Police). These films usually featured a red-coated Mountie of honesty and justice who saved innocents.

The Mounties were known in popular culture as paragons of virtue, who could never be turned from honour and justice. Some Mounties in popular culture include Dudley Do-Right, Sergeant Preston of the Yukon, and Benton Fraser.

An interesting side note is that Disney once owned the Mounties image. The Mounties still enjoy a prominent place in Canadian and international culture.