Under Mexicali Stars (1950)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Under Mexicali Stars spotlights Republic's newest singing cowboy, Rex Allen. Our hero plays a U.S. treasury agent, hot on the trail of gold smugglers. It's a plot as old as the movies itself, but Allen was a fresh new personality in 1950, thus the film takes on some of his freshness. Besides, the methods utilized by the smugglers are intriguing, especially to the coin collectors in the audiences. Republic's all-purpose leading lady Dorothy Patrick co-stars. Under Mexicali Stars manages to evenly balance its action highlights and musical numbers, to everyone's satisfaction.

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border [geographic], counterfeit, cowboy, gold, smuggling