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Frontiers of '49 (1939)

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54 min | Western

In 1848, the U.S. Army sends Major John Freeman (Bill Elliott) to investigate the Lower California Company, headed by Howard Brunton (Charles King), which is abusing its semi-governmental powers. Disguised as a settler, Freeman and his ...See moreIn 1848, the U.S. Army sends Major John Freeman (Bill Elliott) to investigate the Lower California Company, headed by Howard Brunton (Charles King), which is abusing its semi-governmental powers. Disguised as a settler, Freeman and his scout, Kit (Hal Taliaferro), dismount at the Cervantes hacienda which Brunton has illegally seized and is auctioning off. Freeman outbids a Brunton flunky and the sale is postponed. Freeman sends Romero (Joe de la Cruz), a former landowner unjustly evicted, into Los Treos to have his last tax receipt notarized in a move made to justify Freeman having the Army move in and take action against Brunton. He moves his regiment into Los Treos, where Brunton, realizing that his game is up, is looting the town prior to escaping to the border. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writer
Nate Gatzert (original screenplay)
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Updated Jan 19, 1939

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Jan 19, 1939 (United States)

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23 cast members
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Bill Elliott
Major John Freeman Major John Freeman   See fewer
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Luana Alcañiz
Dolores de Cervantes (as Luana de Alcaniz) Dolores de Cervantes (as Luana de Alcaniz)   See fewer
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Charles King
Howard Brunton Howard Brunton   See fewer
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Slim Whitaker
Deputy Sheriff Brad (as Charles Whittaker) Deputy Sheriff Brad (as Charles Whittaker)   See fewer
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Octavio Giraud
Don Miguel Cervantes Don Miguel Cervantes   See fewer
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Joe De La Cruz
Ramon Romero (as Joe de la Cruz) Ramon Romero (as Joe de la Cruz)   See fewer
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Jack Walters
Pete Martin - Auctioneer Pete Martin - Auctioneer   See fewer
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Al Ferguson
Red - Henchman Red - Henchman   See fewer
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Buzz Barton
Auctioneer's Assistant (uncredited) Auctioneer's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Bridge
Army Sergeant (uncredited) Army Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ed Cassidy
Johnson (uncredited) Johnson (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Ellis
Luke - Henchman (uncredited) Luke - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Bert - Brunton's Clerk (uncredited) Bert - Brunton's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chick Hannan
Bud - Henchman (uncredited) Bud - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Captain Beatty (uncredited) Captain Beatty (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Judge Scott (uncredited) Judge Scott (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tex Palmer
Tex - Henchman (uncredited) Tex - Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Parker
Bank Teller (uncredited) Bank Teller (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Plues
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Bidding Rancher (uncredited) Bidding Rancher (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Walker
Henchman (uncredited) Henchman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 16 votes