The Border Legion (1930)

Genres - Western  |   Sub-Genres - Traditional Western  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Border Legion (1930) is one of several cinemadaptations of the Zane Grey story of the same name. Jack Holt plays Jack Kells, a ruthless but essentially decent outlaw. Kells befriends straight-arrow border patrolman Jim Cleve (Richard Arlen), who is in love with heroine Joan Randall (Fay Wray). When Jim and Joan are threatened with imminent extermination, Kells nobly lays down his own life to save theirs. The production values of Border Legion were enhanced with yards and yards of stock footage from the 1924 silent version of the Zane Grey story (itself a remake of a 1919 film!)




bad-guy-turns-good, border-guard, outlaw [Western], redemption, self-sacrifice