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Border Caballero (1936)

 -  Western  -  1 March 1936 (USA)
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Tex Weaver is working under cover to bring in a gang of bank robbers. When he is killed, Tim Ross, a marksman with Doc Shaw's traveling show, takes over. Posing as a Mexican he lays a trap for the gang.



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Complete credited cast:
Tim McCoy ...
Tim Ross
Lois January ...
Goldie Harris
Ralph Byrd ...
Tex Weaver
J. Frank Glendon ...
Wiley Taggart (as Frank Glendon)
Ted Adams ...
Buff Brayden
John Merton ...
Earle Hodgins ...
Doc Shaw (as Earl Hodgins)


Tim Ross, formerly an agent for the Justice Department, is traveling with the Doc Shaw medicine show as a sharpshooter. He runs into an old friend, Tex Weaver, who is working undercover to roundup a bank-robbing band. Later, while Tex is holding a coin for Tim to shoot out of his hand at a show exhibition, another shot is fired from the outer circle of spectators at the same time as Tim fires. Tex falls dead. Everybody, but Tim and saloon girl Goldie Harris, Tex's girlfriend, is convinced that Tim misfired and hit his friend. Goldie has picked up the coin Tex was holding and knows Tim did not miss his intended target. Tim rejoins the federal service and swears vengeance on the real killer, Runniyon, a member of the gang. Disguised as a Mexican caballero (with an added mustache and a large sombrero and a larger accent),Tim goes to Clearwater, where he meets Goldie, who sees through his disguise and agrees to help him find the killer of her lover. Tim's investigations convince him that ... Written by Les Adams <>

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TIM McCOY JOINS THE G-MEN OF THE WEST (original ad - almost all caps)







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Tim Ross: You can call me Missouri.
Doc Shaw: Oh, Missouri! Well, that's my home state. What part are you from?
Tim Ross: If you're from Missouri , you don't have to ask any questions about it.
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An Excellent McCoy Entry from Sam Newfield
14 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Sam Newfield was allegedly mighty fast on his movie-shooting feet, but no-one has ever described him as stylish or creative. This little film could well be the exception.

True, Doc Shaw's endless fulminating is allowed to take up too much screen time, but this is otherwise an admirably well-produced "B" with a surprisingly gritty, realistic feel to it.

By Newfield's humble standards, the direction is extremely gripping and involving, with action vigorously staged with lots of extras and an unusually dark atmosphere deftly, realistically created, despite a routine plot that pits our hero reluctantly against a band of bank bandits.

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