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Kenneth MacPherson (written by)
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Release Date:
13 October 1930 (UK) See more »
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A negro woman having an adulterous affair with a white man causes his wife to go mad and re-enforces the towns-folk's prejudice against Negroes. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Paul Robeson ... Pete - a Negro
Eslanda Robeson ... Adah - a Negro Woman
Hilda Doolittle ... Astrid (as Helga Doorn)
Gavin Arthur ... Thorne - Her Husband
Charlotte Arthur ... The Barmaid
Blanche Lewin ... The Old Lady
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Winifred Ellerman ... (uncredited)

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Kenneth MacPherson  (as Kenneth Macpherson)
 
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Kenneth MacPherson (written by) (as Kenneth Macpherson)

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Bryher MacPherson .... producer
Kenneth MacPherson .... producer
 
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63 min
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
I felt this movie like emotional braille, 9 December 2005
Author: nonalaurie from United States

I saw Borderline several years ago on AMC. I've been looking for it ever since. It was haunting: visual, textural, sensual. This movie took me somewhere like a dream and I didn't care where. I will never forget the curtain blowing in the breeze. I still remember the way it made me tilt my head. I remember my facial expression when I saw it. I didn't know what had happened when the movie was over, but I find life is that way. It didn't bother me. The unfairness of the ultimate rejection of an innocent character strikes me as sadly real. I loved the faces, the way the camera dwelt upon them. The camera gazed at the set with the unfocused eyes of a daydreamer. Borderline was real to me in a way movies aren't. It was exactly the lack of explanation, color, sharpness that made it enter my consciousness like a thief in the night. I love this movie. Someday I will own it.

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