Border Romance (1930)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Release Date - May 25, 1929 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 58 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A well-staged battle between two wild horses became the centerpiece in this early musical Western starring diminutive Mexican actress Armida. She plays the owner of a hacienda who takes in a fugitive (Don Terry) from the Mexican authorities. Terry, of course, is completely innocent in the charge of horse stealing and gets a chance to clear his good name when Armida's ranch becomes a target for the real rustlers. Produced by the penny-pinching Lester F. Scott, Jr., Border Romance came complete with a sentimental theme song written by Will Jason and Val Burton. Scott, however, wanted his money's worth and the theme, according to the New York Times was "heard on the sands of the desert, in adobe huts, at fiestas, during horse raids and after every meal!"

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animal, desert, animal-theft, lawman, love, on-the-run, outlaw [Western], romance, stranded