South of the Border (1939)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Musical Western, Propaganda Film  |   Release Date - Dec 15, 1939 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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South of the Border, a western directered by George Sherman, features two United States government agents (Gene Autry) and (Smiley Burnette) and their trip to Mexico, where they hope to stop German agents from forming a revolution. This propagandist musical feature was released approximately two years before World War II, and marked the beginning of a successful career for Autry. Also included in South of the Border are actors Michael Carr, Sheila Darcy, William Farnum, and Reed Howes.

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espionage, cowboy, government-agent, revolution, scheme, oil