On the Border (1930)

47 mins | Adventure | 15 March 1930

Director:

William McGann

Writer:

Lillie Hayward

Cinematographer:

William Rees

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Feb 1930.
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New York Times
3 Feb 1930
p. 17.
Variety
5 Feb 1930
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Story, scen and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOUND
Rec eng
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 March 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 31 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 February 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1085
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also possibly si.
Duration(in mins):
47
Length(in feet):
4,452
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

At the impoverished hacienda of Don José, near the Mexican border, five men, headed by Farrell, stop with truckloads of vegetables, but the rancher's dog, Rinty, detects the presence of the Chinese the men are smuggling. Farrell, who covets Pepita, the rancher's daughter, plans to buy the ranch for smuggling operations; meanwhile, Dave and Dusty, two apparent tramps who are border agents, discover the smugglers' ruse, and Pepita and Rinty take an interest in Dave. Don José innocently falls in with the plans of Farrell's men. Following a series of complications, Dave is captured by the smugglers but is saved in a last-minute rescue by Rinty. The border patrol subdues the gang at the ranch, and Rinty overpowers Farrell as he flees in an ... +


At the impoverished hacienda of Don José, near the Mexican border, five men, headed by Farrell, stop with truckloads of vegetables, but the rancher's dog, Rinty, detects the presence of the Chinese the men are smuggling. Farrell, who covets Pepita, the rancher's daughter, plans to buy the ranch for smuggling operations; meanwhile, Dave and Dusty, two apparent tramps who are border agents, discover the smugglers' ruse, and Pepita and Rinty take an interest in Dave. Don José innocently falls in with the plans of Farrell's men. Following a series of complications, Dave is captured by the smugglers but is saved in a last-minute rescue by Rinty. The border patrol subdues the gang at the ranch, and Rinty overpowers Farrell as he flees in an automobile. +

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