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Bordertown Gun Fighters (1943)

Passed | | Western | 8 July 1943 (USA)
Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces ... See full summary »

Director:

Howard Bretherton

Writer:

Norman S. Hall (original screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bill Elliott ... Wild Bill Elliott (as Wild Bill Elliott)
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Gabby Hayes
Anne Jeffreys ... Anita Shelby
Ian Keith ... Cameo Shelby
Harry Woods ... Marshal Dave Strickland
Edward Earle ... Dan Forrester
Karl Hackett Karl Hackett ... Frank Holden
Roy Barcroft ... Jack Gatling
Bud Geary ... Henchman Buck
Carl Sepulveda ... Henchman
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Storyline

Cameo Shelby is running a crooked lottery out of El Paso and treasury agent Bill Elliott has been sent to break it up. When Bill intercepts a shipment of tickets to New Mexico he forces Shelby to send incriminating papers in the next shipment. Bill captures these also and now has the evidence he needs to go after Shelby. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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FAST WITH HIS FISTS! DYNAMITE WITH HIS SIX-GUNS!...He's The West's Most Colorful Cowboy! (original poster) See more »

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Western

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Pierre Watkin was in an early production cast list, but he did not appear in the movie. Neither did Edward Keane, who is listed as a cast member by modern sources. See more »

Quotes

[when Gabby shoots a henchman off a rooftop, he falls spectacularly to the street below]
Gabby Hayes: Brother, when I hit 'em, they stay hit.
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Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night (De Camptown Races)
(1850) (uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
Sung by Anne Jeffreys in the saloon with piano accompaniment
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Rootin Tootin Shoot-em Up
6 February 2004 | by sandcrabSee all my reviews

It was quite surprising to see Harry Woods in the role of a good guy marshal instead of the heavy he played along with Roy Barcroft in a dozen or so other westerns. Anne Jeffreys is always a pleasure to watch no matter the size of the part. Gordon Nance, as usual was cast as Wild Bill something or other, an identity crisis he assumed in earlier films where he was Wild Bill Saunders, then Wild Bill Hickock. Although, he was alleged to have been a quick draw artist, and often wore his hardware backwards, the notion became incongruous. This sorry portrayal was even further clouded by raising his six gun over his head and wildly throwing his arm towards the intended target. Perhaps that's where he derived his "Wild Bill" calling card. Good old matinee fare for those that miss it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bandoleiros da Fronteira See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Republic Pictures (I) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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