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Hands Across the Border (1944)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 5 January 1944 (USA)
Horse breeders Adams and Brock are vying for the Army contract. When Adams is killed trying to ride his horse Trigger, Roy saves the horse from being shot. He trains him and then plans to ride him in the race to win the contract.

Director:

Joseph Kane

Writers:

Bradford Ropes (original screenplay), J. Benton Cheney (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Roy Rogers ... Roy Rogers
Trigger ... Trigger
Ruth Terry ... Kim Adams
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Teddy Bear
Onslow Stevens ... Brock Danver
Mary Treen ... Sophie Lawrence
Joseph Crehan ... Jeff Adams
Duncan Renaldo ... Juan Morales
LeRoy Mason ... Sheriff Mac Marclay
Janet Martin ... Rosita Morales
Harry Wiere Harry Wiere ... Comedian (as The Wiere Bros.)
Herbert Wiere Herbert Wiere ... Comedian (as The Wiere Bros.)
Sylvester Wiere Sylvester Wiere ... Comedian (as The Wiere Bros.)
Bob Nolan ... Bob Nolan
Sons of the Pioneers ... Musicians
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Since the first covered wagon pioneers came west, the Adams family has bred fine horses on their ranch near Buckaroo ad bronze statues of succeeding generations of Adams men stand in the town square. Their horses have always been famous and until recent years regularly won the government cavalry horse reward. The current holder of the family name, Jeff Adams (Joseph Crehan) is proud of his horses and the ranch but he prefers gambling to business; so, for several years, he has let the contract for horses slide into the hands of suave and shifty Buckaroo businessman Brock Danver (Onslow Stevens) who has his eyes set on the Adams ranch and means to get control of it. He also has an eye on Jeff's pretty, stage-struck daughter Kim (Ruth Terry.) Roy Rogers (Roy Rogers), a light-hearted, foot-loose , singing cowboy rides into town>Kim likes Roy's singing, and save him from being thrown into jail as a saddle-tramp sans cash, by Danver's stooge-sheriff Mac Marclay (LeRoy Mason) - she gives Roy... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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AN INTERNATIONAL FIESTA OF FUN AND ACTION! (original print ad-all caps) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 January 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita en la frontera See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When Your Heart's on Easy Street
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Lyrics by Ned Washington
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Not Horrid But Not Rogers Best
10 May 2012 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Hands Across the Border (1944)

** (out of 4)

HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER has the reputation of being one of Roy Rogers' worst film but I'm not quite certain I'd go that far. It's certainly one of the strangest ones I've seen and I only viewed the edited TV version, which was missing a few of the musical numbers but more on that in a bit. The "story" has Rogers and Teddy Bear (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) getting a job on a ranch but when the owner is killed after being thrown from Trigger, Rogers must convince the man's daughter not to have the horse killed. Yeah, that's pretty much the entire story to be found in this film. It's easy to see why so many people might hate this movie as it often gets attacked for having way too much music and not enough action or story. In the TV version I watched there were countless musical numbers so it's pretty amazing that a few are still missing. I'd be lying if I said this was one of the worst Westerns I've ever seen because it's really not close to being that bad. With that said, the entire film is pretty much a waste for a number of reasons. The biggest is certainly the lack of any real story. I'm sure many fans came to this picture at least expecting some sort of action but we really never get any. The story seems to be all over the place because when we're introduced to Williams he is having people chase him but it never makes much sense why or why when they catch up they believe he's a different person than who they were chasing. It also doesn't make sense that the Onslow Stevens character is made to be the bad guy but then this here goes nowhere. The entire story is a real mess but it's not helped by the fact that the majority of the music numbers aren't very catchy and just come across as bland. Rogers is good in his role, as usual, but Williams isn't nearly as effective as he usually is and even Stevens appears to be bored. Ruth Terry isn't too bad as the love interest but the screenplay gives her very little to do. HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER will probably disappoint Rogers fans but I think fans of the weird, such as myself, might get some mild entertainment out of the strangeness.


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