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Borderline (1950)

Cast: Fred MacMurray, Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, more...
Director: William Seiter, William Seiter
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Studio: Roan Archival Group
Genre: Vintage Noir
Running Time: 88 min.
Languages: English
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This crime melodrama with humorous undertones involves the investigation of dope smugglers on the Mexican border. Americans Fred MacMurray and Claire Trevor enter the scene and find themselves embroiled in the illicit activities. Both are government agents, but each one thinks the other is a crook. The real bad guy is Raymond Burr, head of the smuggling ring. At one point, MacMurray and Trevor must pretend to be husband and wife, which weakens their mutual mistrust. Eventually, MacMurray and Trevor sort out the heroes from the villains, and the dope ring is least for the time being. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

GreenCine Member Reviews

G-man adventure by eifert October 11, 2004 - 11:51 PM PDT
Borderline is a surprisingly entertaining noir chase movie. The only problem I had was trying to get past Fred MacMurray as a tough guy. Noir actors Claire Trevor and Raymond Burr are excellent as usual.

Watch out for the scene when MacMurray and Trevor fake out a police officer pretending a dead man is just sick and they're rushing him to the hospital. It's an excellent scene with all kinds of twists. Borderline is not as dark as most noir, in fact it's almost a romantic comedy.

Also recommended: Clair Trevor and Raymond Burr in another B&W noir, the great Raw Deal.

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This will hit you like a cold, hard slap in the face.

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