Border Law

Border Law is a 1931 American Pre-Code film directed by Louis King. This film was remade as Whistlin' Dan (1932) and with Buck Jones in The Fighting Ranger (1934).[1]

Border Law
Directed byLouis King
Produced byHarry Cohn (producer)
Irving Briskin (supervising producer)
Written byStuart Anthony (story and dialogue)
StarringBuck Jones
Lupita Tovar
Jim Mason
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Edited byOtto Meyer
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • October 15, 1931 (1931-10-15)
Running time
63 minutes
61 minutes (American Sony Pictures Television print)
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Captain Wilks (F.R. Smith) of the Texas Rangers orders Jim Houston (Buck Jones) and his crew, Thunder Rogers (Frank Rice) and Jim's brother Bob (Don Chapman), to go to Eureka, Texas to break up the Shag Smith (Jim Mason) gang.[2]


  • Buck Jones as Jim Houston - Texas Ranger
  • Lupita Tovar as Tonita
  • Jim Mason as Shag Smith
  • Frank Rice as Thunder Rogers - Texas Ranger
  • Don Chapman as Bob Houston - Texas Ranger
  • Lou Hicks as Henchman Dave
  • F.R. Smith as Captain John Wilkes - Texas Ranger


  • Frank Rice - "If You Fall in Love"
  • Lupita Tovar - "Adios Amigo"


  1. Whistlin' Dan Detail View,; accessed August 7, 2015.
  2. Border Law Detail View,; accessed August 7, 2015.
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