Border Wolves (1938)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 56 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Universal's newest singing cowboy Bob Baker heads the cast of Border Wolves. The film starts off like gangbusters, with an outlaw attack on a covered wagon (largely culled from Universal's stock-footage vault). Falsely accused of masterminding the attack, young Rusty Reynolds (Baker) vows to track down the genuine culprit. So predominant is the film's musical angle that, at one point, even the bad guys lift their voices in a campfire song! Like many of Bob Baker's westerns, Border Wolves was directed by Joseph H. Lewis, who had a happy knack of bringing artistry and nuance to the cliched proceedings.

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attack, bad-guy, border [geographic], cowboy, evidence, good-guy, justice, name-clearing, songwriter, town, wagon, wagon-train, wolf