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Border G-Man (1938)

Passed  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  24 June 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Betty Holden (as Laraine Johnson)
Ray Whitley ...
Luke Jones
John Miljan ...
Louis Rankin
Rita La Roy ...
Mrs. Rita Browning (as Rita LaRoy)
Edgar Dearing ...
Smoky Joslin
William Stelling ...
Leslie Holden
Edward Keane ...
Colonel Christie
Ethan Laidlaw ...
Henchman Curly
Hugh Sothern ...
Matt Rathburn
Bob Burns ...
Sheriff Clemens (as Bobby Burns)


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 <>

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Release Date:

24 June 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

G-Man da Fronteira  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Back in the Saddle Again
Music and Lyrics by Ray Whitley
Played by Art Davis, Earl Phelps, Norman Phelps, Willie Phelps and Ray Whitley and sung by Whitley at the party
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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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