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Border Incident (1949)

Passed  -  Crime | Drama | Film-Noir  -  28 October 1949 (USA)
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Mexican and American federal agents tackle a vicious gang exploiting illegal farm workers in southern California.

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Jack Bearnes
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Owen Parkson
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Juan Garcia
Arnold Moss ...
Zopilote
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Cuchillo
Teresa Celli ...
Maria
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Jeff Amboy
José Torvay ...
Pocoloco (as Jose Torvay)
John Ridgely ...
Mr. Neley
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Clayton Nordell
Sig Ruman ...
Hugo Wolfgang Ulrich
Otto Waldis ...
Fritz
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To penetrate a gang exploiting illegal Mexican farmworkers smuggled into California (and leaving no live witnesses), Mexican federal agent Pablo Rodriguez poses as an ignorant bracero, while his American counterpart Jack Bearnes works from outside. Soon, both are in deadly danger from the ringleader, sinister rancher Owen Parkson, and find night on the farm to be full of shadowy film-noir menace... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Near movie's end, Pablo Rodriguez (Montalban) is almost fully submerged in quicksand. However, immediately upon being pulled out, he looks like he's had a shower; the quicksand that had been on his face and hair is completely gone. See more »

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Jack Bearnes: How do I know you won't double-cross me?
Owen Parkson: You don't. It's dealer's choice and I'm the dealer.
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Situation in 1949 and also in 2006 !
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It is hard to believe that this film deals with Mexican crop workers trying to find work and happiness in America and is the same situation that has escalated into a huge problem in the year 2006. Ricardo Montalban,(Pablo Rodriquez), "Dynasty,'89 TV Series, plays an undercover Immagration Officer who tires to find out who is taking advantage of Mexican people by taking their money for entrance into the U.S. and making them disappear because of not having the proper paper work. George Murphy, (Jack Bearnes), "Battleground",'49 works as an agent along with Pablo and gives an outstanding supporting role. By the way, George Murphy became a U.S.Senator from California in real life. Howard DaSilva, (Owen Parkson),"The Great Gatsby",'74 plays an evil dude who is into all kinds of crooked deals. Great 1949 film about problems we are facing today in the United States.


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