Border Incident (1949)

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Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California.

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  • Alfonso Bedoya and Arnold Moss in Border Incident (1949)
  • Ricardo Montalban in Border Incident (1949)
  • Howard Da Silva, Charles McGraw, and George Murphy in Border Incident (1949)
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  • Ricardo Montalban and Howard Da Silva in Border Incident (1949)
  • Ricardo Montalban, Howard Da Silva, Charles McGraw, and Lynn Whitney in Border Incident (1949)

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19 October 2011 | bkoganbing
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| An Organized People Smuggling Ring
Illegal immigration is an issue this country is still trying to get a handle on. We say we don't like it, but we sure like the idea of illegals coming to work here for poverty wages. But now as in 1949 there will be people looking to exploit the situation in Mexico and in America and films like Border Incident will strike way too close to our patriotic hearts.

Border Incident tells the story of an American Immigration Officer and a Mexican Federale. Both George Murphy and Ricardo Montalban go undercover to smoke out an organized people smuggling ring, Murphy as a convict with illegal stolen immigration work forms and Montalban as a migrant worker.

Working in border towns on both sides of the Mexican-California border, Murphy and Montalban work in a non-stop atmosphere of intrigue and deceit. They are working separately, but know each other is on the case and the problem is there really is no one either can trust. Anthony Mann does a beautiful job in creating the tension involved in such an operation as director.

Noir films were not usually what MGM put out, but in the case of Border Incident, they put out a real good one.

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