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Willis Newcomb and Bart Carroll head a gang engaged in smuggling wanted-American criminals back into the United States from Mexico. Operating from Sharperville, an oil town on the American side of the border, they transport their human cargo in oil drums loaded on trucks. Border Patrolman Tom Sharper intercepts one of the trucks but is overpowered and left for dead. Carroll, having already been paid for the job and not wanting any evidence to walk around, get caught and lead back to him, backs the human-cargo trucks to the edge of a cliff and sends the drums crashing to the boulder far below. Judge Cookie Bullfincher and Border Patrolman Roy Rogers conduct a search for the missing Tom, but the crooks have gone back for him and find him in a state of amnesia. They rob the bank and pin it on Tom. It is now up to Roy to clear his friend and also put an end to Carroll's human-smuggling racket. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Roy Battles Border Smugglers! Thrills ripped from today's headlines... The shock story of the year!

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29 December 1948 (USA)  »

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Roy Rogers Teams Up With Clayton Moore!
9 June 2010 | by (The Lonesome Prairie) – See all my reviews

When border patrol agent Clayton Moore goes missing after being crowned by bad guys smuggling criminals back into the US in barrels of oil, potential witness Roy Rogers winds up being subpoenaed by judge Andy Devine to help get to the bottom of Moore's disappearance, only to have him reappear, a framed man.

This above average Roy Rogers vehicle contains some good action sequences, a group of really ruthless heavies (the best kind), and an excellent, action-packed climax filled with great stunts.

It's also notable for a great co-starring role for Clayton Moore, who put on the iconic black mask for "The Lone Ranger" the following year! I wonder if his performance here had anything to do with it.

Foy Willing and The Riders Of The Purple Sage take over for The Sons Of The Pioneers as Roy's backup band. The difference in styles makes for a refreshing change of pace, away from the pop sound that was typical of Rogers at this point and back to a more traditional country and western sound. The songs are great.

One thing I disagree with Roy about though, is the wisdom of helping a person suffering from a traumatic brain injury regain his memory by starting a fistfight with him! I don't think that works in real life.


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