Bordertown Trail (1944)

Genres - Action, Western  |   Run Time - 55 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Republic Pictures' newest cowboy hero, the handsome Sunset Carson (formerly Michael Harrison) took second-billing to his comic sidekick, Smiley Burnette, in this typical '40s oater. The bucolic Burnette crooned his own composition, "It's My Lazy Day", as Frog Millhouse who, with his young colleague, Carson, battles smugglers up and down the border to Mexico. Their most dangerous foe is New Orleans (Weldon Heyburn), a gun-runner hired to smuggle half a million dollars in gold bullion across the border from Mexico. The customer is a certain Mr. Fontaine (Addison Richards), a master criminal opposed to the annexation of Texas into the U.S. Luckily, the rangers have a spy (Francis McDonald) in the enemy camp. Republic didn't offer much in the way of budget on their newest star but at least surrounded Carson with a strong supporting cast.



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