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Joe (Ernie Adams) has just escaped from prison, and now he needs
someone to take him across the border but fast, before all the newspapers
are full of pictures of him the next morning. So he hires cowboy and race
car champ Speed Brent (Bob Steele) to give him a ride - but once Speed has
brought him to his destination, Joe has Sped brutally beaten up by his men
in waiting had leaves him to die. But die Joe doesn't, fortunately he is
found by a doctor (Horace B.Carpenter) on his way to a murder scene - the
murder of Judge Stafford (John Elliott), which was committed by none other
than Joe. Plus, Joe has stolen bonds worth 50.000 Dollars from the Judge.
Speed now knows it is his duty to recapture Joe whom he has unknowingly
helped to escape, and he soon finds support from quick drawing Chuck
Eventually, Speed and Chuck attract the attention of Joe's gang when
they save Sonia (Marion Byron), a nightclub singer who's really a secret
service agent, from a few ruffians, and since Joe always needs
quick-drawing men, he hires the two, not recognizing Speed whom he has
never seen without his helmet. Speed and Chuck are supposed to drive a few
long-horned steers ofver the border, but actually the steers are just
short horns carrying secret messages, contraband and whatever else there
is over the border.
Ultimately, Speed, Chuck and Sonia are all found out by Joe, and it all
culminates in a fencing duel with Joe's right-hand man (Fred Cavens) and a
car chase that takes Speed's racecar cross country, and in the end, Joe
drives his car off a cliff and once more the day is saved.
A B-Western from the times when (B-)Westerns still were allowed to be
inventive, and thus this features cool vintage racecars, an extended
carchase and a fencing duel, all held together by a fast-paced and pretty
original story about smugglers and the like. Of course, some of the
direction looks a bit dated nowadays, but in all, Breed of the Border
is a rather enjoyable B-Western that holds its own even today.