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Betty Holden (as Laraine Johnson)
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Edgar Dearing ...
Smoky Joslin
William Stelling ...
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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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HOT-LEAD WELCOME OF BORDER GUN-RUNNERS! (original poster - all caps) See more »


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24 June 1938 (USA)  »

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G-Man da Fronteira  »

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The song "Back in the Saddle Again" was written by Ray Whitley specifically for this movie and is played and sung in its original form. It was modified slightly by him and Gene Autry for the film Rovin' Tumbleweeds (1939), and is published listing both as composers. See more »

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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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Thoroughly ordinary bill filler
14 October 2003 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

George O'Brien stars as an undercover government agent trying to root out villain John Miljan's arms smuggling racket in this ridiculous RKO programmer. Made at a time when America was scrupulously trying to avoid taking sides in the European troubles of the late '30s, Border G-Men imagines a world where evil ranchers try to circumvent the Neutrality Act by shipping guns to an unnamed and unknown third party, apparently across the Mexican border. The only saving grace of this picture is the inclusion of a handful of western swing songs by Gene Autry.


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