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Border Wolves (1938)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Comedy  -  25 February 1938 (USA)
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Just after Carson's gang murder members of a wagon train, Rusty and Clem come along and are arrested. Knowing they are innocent Judge Coleman breaks them out and sends them after Carson. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bob Baker ...
Rusty Reynolds
Constance Moore ...
Fuzzy Knight ...
Clem Barrett
Dickie Jones ...
Jimmie Benton
Willie Fung ...
Ling Wong
Oscar O'Shea ...
Judge Coleman
Frank Campeau ...
Surviving Wagon Driver
Glenn Strange ...
Deputy Joe O'Connell
Ed Cassidy ...
Valley Falls Sheriff Haight
Jack Montgomery ...
U. S. Marshal MacKay
Dick Dorrell ...
Jack Carson aka Jack Coleman
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Just after Carson's gang murder members of a wagon train, Rusty and Clem come along and are arrested. Knowing they are innocent Judge Coleman breaks them out and sends them after Carson. They join Carson's gang to learn of their next raid but the Marshal arrests them for the wagon train murders. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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judge | gang | wagon | wagon train | murder | See more »

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COLD-EYED JUSTICE ON A WILD-EYED PONY! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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25 February 1938 (USA)  »

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Lobos da Fronteira  »

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Universal Pictures production number P836. See more »

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Edited from Gordon of Ghost City (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Riding the Owl-Hoot Trail
Written by Atze Taconis and Homer Gayne
Sung by Jack Kirk, George Hazel, Frank Ellis and Dick Dorrell
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B western with Touches of Ambition

Even this early in his career, Joe Lewis is trying to inject quality touches into his work on this formula singing cowboy western. Shots are continually foregrounded by tethered horses, prison bars, a spit roasted carcass or the wagon wheel, which keeps on appearing in the director's westerns.

With his lip rouge and spotless white hat, hero Baker is a restraint on any ambition but the rest of the film is pushed towards realistic handling. There's some well staged action, which may be second hand, and Willy Fung's stereotypical Chinese cook gets to be integrated into the plot surprisingly prominently. There's even a hint of the murderous family relations we'll see in the fifties westerns.

Enthusiasts will find this one better than most.


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