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Border Vengeance (1935)

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A rancher is murdered after discovering that 40 head of his cattle have been rustled. A neighboring family is accused of the crime and flees across the border, then tries to find the real killers to clear their name.

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Complete credited cast:
Reb Russell ...
Peeler Benson, aka The Muley Kid
Mary Jane Carey ...
Sally Griswold
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Flash Purdue
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Sam Griswold (as Clarence Gledert)
Pat Harmon ...
Tex Pryor
Norman Feusier ...
Old Man Benson (as Norman Fusier)
Ben Corbett ...
Marty Joyce ...
Young Benson
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Posse Leader (as Chas. Wittaker)
June Bupp ...
June Griswold (as June Brewster)
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Rebel, Peeler's horse
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Flash Purdue incites the ranchers by accusing the Benson family of murder. They are warned in time and cross the border to safety. Muley Benson however stays and joins the rodeo circuit. Five years later he gets a request to return. Arriving he is made a prisoner by Flash who now plans to kill him for having shot him in the ear earlier when he called the Benson's murderers. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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5 June 1935 (USA)  »

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Vingança na Fronteira  »

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American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1931-1940 incorrectly identifies June Bupp as June Grisold, Eddie Phillips as John Preston, and Fred Burns as Sheriff. None of these players appear in the film. The roles in question were played by June Brewster, Bill Patton, and Hank Bell, all now correctly identified in the list above. See more »

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When the vigilantes are leaving the Griswald house at the beginning of the film, a strong shadow of the boom mic falls across several of them as they pass through the gate toward the camera. See more »

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Amazingly bad and unprofessional.
5 September 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am going to say something that is not very nice, but it's something you will undoubtedly see when you see "Border Vengeance". The people starring in this film are really ugly. I think it's because this was made by a microscopic production company and they simply put anyone in the roles that they could find. Acting and screen presence just didn't seem to be very important. As a result, Reb Russell (an All-American football player) is given nothing in the way of support. In other words, they took a non-actor and threw him into a western with lots of other non-actors and the results are pretty grim.

The film begins with a rancher being shot and killed by a shooter whose identity the audience cannot see. This occurs while the dead man's cattle are being stolen. In the next scene, a lynch mob is planning on catching those responsible but they really do not know who did it. Then a surly looking guy who is obviously a villain says he saw Muley (Russell) and his family do the killing and the mob runs amok. But, Muley's girlfriend runs to warn him and they make a clean getaway to Mexico. However, Muley returns and dispenses a bit of 'frontier justice' on the jerk who blamed him for the murder.

Five years pass. Now Muley is a rodeo cowboy performing under a new name. During this portion, TONS of archival footage of rodeo is shown--and it's very grainy filler. Frankly, it is all very boring as it just goes on and on. Suddenly he receives word that he's needed back home--and we are thrilled because it might just mean SOMETHING will happen in the film! It turns out some baddies are harassing the ranchers and his old girlfriend has contacted him for help. Is it worth wading through HALF the film to get to this conflict? Nope.

Overall, this is one of the worst westerns I've seen--and the only worse western I can think of off the talk of my head is "The Terror of Tiny Town"--the world's first all-midget western.


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