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Borderline [1950]

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Director:William A. Seiter
Writer:Devery Freeman
Composer:Hans J. Salter
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Crime
IMDB Rating:6.1/10
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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  • Mystery
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Synopsis: Two undercover agents infiltrate a drug-smuggling ring in Mexico, but neither is aware of the other's identity.


Reaction: It's interesting to see MacMurray in this kind of role. Too bad the movie isn't the best. Not terrible, but it's a bit weak a few areas.


Personal Rating: 6/10

Select Cast and Crew
William A. Seiter => Director
Devery Freeman => Writer
Hans J. Salter => Composer
Charles Lane => Peterson--U.S. Customs Man (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin => Pepi--Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Claire Trevor => Madeleine Haley
Clifton Young => Suspect Questioned by Whittaker (uncredited)
Don Diamond => Deusik
Fred MacMurray => Johnny McEvoy, aka Johnny Macklin
Grazia Narciso => Porfirio's Wife
Gregg Martell => Ernie--Gumbin's Henchman (uncredited)
John Indrisano => Gumbin's Henchman (uncredited)
Josť Torvay => Miguel (as Jose Torvay)
Morris Ankrum => Bill Whittaker
Nacho Galindo => Porfirio
Paul Fierro => Alonzo--Mexican Policeman (uncredited)
Pepe Hern => Pablo
Ralph Brooks => Charlie--Police Detective (uncredited)
Raymond Burr => Pete Ritchie
Richard Irving => Al (uncredited)
Roy Roberts => Harvey Gumbin

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • "Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 8, 1951 with Claire Trevor and Fred MacMurray reprising their film roles.