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Border Incident

In this topical film noir, a gang smuggles illegal Mexican farmworkers across the California border and kills the immigrants before they can return home. When federal agents Pablo Rodriguez (Ricardo Montalban) and Jack Bearnes (George Murphy) go undercover to overturn the organization, they find themselves face-to-face with its leader, Owen Parkson (Howard da Silva). The agents quickly realize that what began as a routine murder case has become a struggle for survival.

Release Date

October 28, 1949

Running Time

94 minutes

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Ricardo Montalbán

Ricardo Montalbán

George Murphy

George Murphy

Howard Da Silva

Howard Da Silva

James Mitchell

James Mitchell


Director Anthony Mann

Screenplay John C. Higgins

Producer Nicholas Nayfack

Cinematography John Alton

Editing Conrad A. Nervig

Music André Previn

Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

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