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Border G-Man (1938)

Government agent Jim Galloway is sent undercover to investigate shifty businessman Louis Rankin for violations of the Neutrality Act, a law forbidding the exporting of troops and war ... See full summary »

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Betty Holden (as Laraine Johnson)
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Luke Jones
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Louis Rankin
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Mrs. Rita Browning (as Rita LaRoy)
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Smoky Joslin
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Leslie Holden
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Colonel Christie
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Sheriff Clemens (as Bobby Burns)
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Government agent Jim Galloway is sent undercover to investigate shifty businessman Louis Rankin for violations of the Neutrality Act, a law forbidding the exporting of troops and war materiel to foreign countries. After hiring on as Rankin's new take-charge foreman, matters become more complicated as Galloway learns that Rankin has used Rita, his vampish girl friend, to dupe the governor's son into becoming partners in Rankin's schemes, which Rankin could later use to blackmail the governor, should the need arise. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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RUTHLESS WAR...ON SECRET OUTLAW ARMY! (original ad - all caps) See more »


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24 June 1938 (USA)  »

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G-Man da Fronteira  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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The print shown on the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) channel is a re-release and inexplicably omits the director credit. See more »

Soundtracks

To Watch the Settin' Sun
(1938)
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley
Played and Sung by Art Davis, Earl Phelps, Norman Phelps, Willie Phelps and Ray Whitley at the Rathburn ranch
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Music not by Autry
22 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The previous comment about the music in this movie is wrong. The music is performed by Ray Whitley, and there's a fascinating story behind it -- Whitley was contracted at the studio at the time, and received a phone call at 5:00 am from the producer to show up at the lot for filming. He told his wife, "Well, I'm back in the saddle again!" Then he also mentioned that the producer asked him to write a song to perform in the movie. His wife told him, "Well, you've got a title for one right there."

He immediately penned the song "Back in the Saddle Again," sang it in the movie (that same day), then later on, Gene Autry heard it, got together with Ray, made some slight changes and used it in his 1939 movie "Rovin' Tumbleweeds." Autry made it his theme song and became so identified with the song, people assume it's him singing it even when it isn't. Ray Whitley was a talented screen performer who was under-utilized by the studios.


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