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Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor are caught in Mexican dope-smuggling ring, fearing each other is involved, but both undercover agents. Cast includes Raymond Burr. For more info on this film see its entry

After the original 1950 copyright lapsed in the 1970's, the film was considered to be in the public domain, and so found its way into the inventory of countless independent videotape and DVD distributors.

Borderline is a 1950 American romance film crime film directed by William A. Seiter, starring Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor, whose husband, Milton H. Bren, co-produced the film. The supporting cast includes Raymond Burr and Morris Ankrum.<>.</>


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Pete Ritchie (Raymond Burr) runs a narcotics smuggling operation to the USA from Mexico, which the Los Angeles Police Department and the US federal government have unsuccessfully tried to stop. Because of Ritchie's caul operating procedures, US authorities haven't even been able to find out the identities of his sources or customers and are desperate for a breakthrough. As a last resort, Madeleine Haley (Claire Trevor), an LAPD officer, is sent undercover to Mexico to charm her way into Ritchie's confidence.
Once there, Haley manages to establish contact with Ritchie's gang, but is kidnapped by Johnny Macklin (Fred MacMurray), a hoodlum working for a rival of Ritchie's and who also steals a load of Ritchie's narcotics. Haley plays along and joins Macklin on a smuggling trip for the stolen narcotics, with Ritchie in hot pursuit.


  • Fred MacMurray as Johnny McEvoy, aka Johnny Macklin
  • Claire Trevor as Madeleine Haley, aka Gladys LaRue
  • Raymond Burr as Pete Ritchie
  • Morris Ankrum as Bill Whittaker
  • Roy Roberts as Harvey Gumbin
  • Don Diamond as Deusik
  • Nacho Galindo as Porfirio
  • Pepe Hern as Pablo

Category:1950 films
Category:1950s crime drama films
Category:1950s romantic drama films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:English-language films
Category:Universal Pictures films
Category:Films directed by William A. Seiter
Category:Films set in Mexico

Milton H. Bren

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