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Below the Border (1942)

Approved | | Western | 30 January 1942 (USA)
A gang of rustlers blackmails young Joe Collins into helping them, Sandy poses undercover as a janitor in the leader's saloon, and Buck impersonates a well-known crooked fence.


(as Howard P. Bretherton)


(original screenplay) (as Jess Bowers)

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Complete credited cast:
Marshal Buck Roberts - Posing as John Robbins
Joe Collins
Steve Slade
Eva Puig ...
Aunt Maria
Ed Scully
Hal - Henchman


Scully has forced Joe Collins who works on the Garcia ranch to give him information so his men can steal the family jewels. But the Rough Riders are on the job. Buck poses as a wanted outlaw to get into the gang, Tim as a cattle buyer, and Sandy is collecting information as the saloon janitor. As usual they pretend not to know each other. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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Buck, Tim and Ray are heading for the hot spot of the badlands to wipe out a ring of gun-crazy killers! See more »




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Release Date:

30 January 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Além da Fronteira  »

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| (TV cut)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


This series entry ends with Sandy confessing he left his prospective bride on the altar again to rejoin his comrades, a running joke in he series. See more »


Marshal Sandy Hopkins: [role-playing janitor when he knows Scully can hear] Well, glad there ain't no hard feelin's fella.
Marshal Buck Roberts posing as John Robbins: [staying in character as an outlaw] Aw, forget it!
[giving him a tip]
Marshal Buck Roberts posing as John Robbins: Take this and buy yourself a clean shirt.
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Followed by Dawn on the Great Divide (1942) See more »

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Three heroes save the day ............
13 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In another film in their great western series, Buck Jones, Colonel Tim McCoy and Ray Hatton go undercover to solve a jewelry theft along the Mexican border. They each work covertly to rein in the dastardly thieves and restore order to the area.

Western film trios were popular during this era of film and this pairing was one of the best. Buck Jones and Tim McCoy were tough but personable on screen and ray Hatton was one of the best western character actors ever.

This film was above average, with good action, plot and casting. This one compares favorably with many of the better films of that other cowboy trio, the Three Mesquiteers. Enjoy !

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