The Border Legion (1930)

78 mins | Western | 28 June 1930

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HISTORY

For information on other adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry above for the 1918 film The Border Legion, directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Hobart Bosworth and Blanche Bates. ...

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For information on other adaptations of Zane Grey's novel, please consult the entry above for the 1918 film The Border Legion, directed by T. Hayes Hunter and starring Hobart Bosworth and Blanche Bates.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
29 Jun 1930
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New York Times
30 Jun 1930
p. 22
Variety
2 Jul 1930
p. 25
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Border Legion by Zane Grey (New York, 1916).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
28 June 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 27 Jun 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Publix Corp.
27 June 1930
LP1403
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
6,088
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jack Kells, leader of a band of outlaws known as "The Border Legion," finds the townspeople of Alder Creek, Idaho, irate and about to hang Jim Cleve for the killing of a miner, a crime of which one of Kells's own men is actually guilty; he saves the jobless cowboy, and out of gratitude Jim joins the gang. While they are hiding in the mountains, Hack Gulden kidnaps Joan Randall, and Jim is assigned to guard her; but he threatens Jack when he tries to make advances to the girl and returns to town to organize a posse. Believing an armed posse will come in search of the girl, Jack orders an immediate attack on the town; but the townsmen, not trusting Jim, have imprisoned him and are prepared for the Legion with bullets and dynamite. Jim helps Jack and Bunco Davis escape, but the latter is mortally wounded; when Hack Gulden imperils Jim and the girl, Jack confronts him in a gunbattle in which both men ...

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Jack Kells, leader of a band of outlaws known as "The Border Legion," finds the townspeople of Alder Creek, Idaho, irate and about to hang Jim Cleve for the killing of a miner, a crime of which one of Kells's own men is actually guilty; he saves the jobless cowboy, and out of gratitude Jim joins the gang. While they are hiding in the mountains, Hack Gulden kidnaps Joan Randall, and Jim is assigned to guard her; but he threatens Jack when he tries to make advances to the girl and returns to town to organize a posse. Believing an armed posse will come in search of the girl, Jack orders an immediate attack on the town; but the townsmen, not trusting Jim, have imprisoned him and are prepared for the Legion with bullets and dynamite. Jim helps Jack and Bunco Davis escape, but the latter is mortally wounded; when Hack Gulden imperils Jim and the girl, Jack confronts him in a gunbattle in which both men die.

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