Borderline (1950 film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam A. Seiter
James Anderson(assistant)
Produced byMilton H. Bren
William A. Seiter
Screenplay byDevery Freeman
Story byDevery Freeman
StarringFred MacMurray
Claire Trevor
Raymond Burr
Music byHans J. Salter
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byHarry Keller
Distributed byUniversal-International
Release dates
  • March 1, 1950
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Borderline is a 1950 Americanromantic crime film directed by William A. Seiter, starring Fred MacMurrayand Claire Trevor, whose husband,Milton H. Bren, co-produced the film. The supporting cast includesRaymond Burr and Morris Ankrum.[1]


Roy RobertsClaire Trevor and Fred MacMurray in Borderline
Pete Ritchie (Raymond Burr) runs anarcotics 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 careful 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 and former OSS operative, 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.



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