The Border Patrolman

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The Border Patrolman
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Newspaper advertisement
Directed by David Howard
Written by Bennett Cohen (screenplay and story)
Daniel Jarrett (screenplay and story)
Produced by Sol Lesser
Starring George O'Brien
Cinematography Frank B. Good
Edited by Robert O. Crandall
Music by George Lessner
Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 20, 1936 (1936-06-20)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Border Patrolman is a 1936 American Western film directed by David Howard and starring George O'Brien.



Spoiled socialite Patricia Huntley gets arrested by U.S. Border Patrol agent Bob Wallace in Arizona after meeting with jewel smuggler Courtney Haybrook four miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. She defiantly smokes, tears up the citation, and claims he manhandled her when taken to the station. However, when he quits after being forced to apologize to her she becomes guilty and convinces her wealthy grandfather Frank Adams to hire him at a new job.

At Bob's advice, Frank hires him as Pat's tutor, teaching her riding and swimming. They initially bond, but she becomes upset after learning of her grandfather's plan. She tries to get drunk to embarrass him, only to find that the hotel staff have been ordered by Bob not to serve her any more drinks. After Pat slaps Bob, he decides to quit and she decides to go south of the border to marry Courtney, who hides a valuable stolen necklace in her purse. At the last moment she decides to not to marry Courtney and leaves with Pat. After they are captured, Bob rescues Pat again and they reconcile.


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