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Border River (1954)

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A Confederate officer and his men journey to Mexico to buy guns to continue the war effort. A Union officer determines to stop them.

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Clete Mattson
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Carmelita Carias
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General Calleja (as Pedro Armendariz)
Alfonso Bedoya ...
Captain Vargas
Howard Petrie ...
Newlund
Erika Nordin ...
Annina Strasser
George J. Lewis ...
Sanchez
Nacho Galindo ...
Lopez
Ivan Triesault ...
Baron Von Hollden
George Wallace ...
Fletcher
Lane Chandler ...
Anderson
Joe Bassett ...
Stanton
Salvador Baguez ...
General Robles
Felipe Turich ...
Pablo
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Zona Libre is a small enclave across the river from America. Despotically ruled by General Calleja, it offers sanctuary to outlaws, at a price. Newly arrived is Clete Mattson who has $2million in gold to buy guns for the Confederacy. But who can he trust with so much money around? Certainly not Calleja, but maybe the eye-catching Carmelita? The General thinks she's his property but she seems rather to fancy Mattson. Whatever's going on, Mexico wants the place back. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Zona Libre ... where everything had its price ... but her kind of trouble was free !

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Romance | Western

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6 January 1954 (USA)  »

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Die Teufelspassage  »

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According to Fred H. Detmers, Technicolor's domestic sales manager, in the June-July 1968 issue of "Films in Review," this was the last film shot in the Three-strip Technicolor process. See more »

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General Eduardo Calleja: we will give these men a fair trial, then we will shoot them in the morning.
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Average in just about every way
29 October 2006 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This isn't a particularly good or bad Western and the only reason I watched it is because Joel McCrea was a pretty good actor. Aside from his excellent as always performance, the film doesn't have a whole lot to distinguish it one way or the other. It's a definite time-passer, though Yvonne de Carlo and Pedro Armendariz do provide some decent supporting chemistry in this film about stolen Union gold during the US and Mexican Civil wars.

Armendariz plays a rogue Mexican general who sets up his own government along the US and Mexican border. Here is where wanted men and those who are seeking to do illegal stuff congregate. McCrea shows to buy arms for the Confederacy from the slick general and most of the movie concerns how McCrea can both keep the gold hidden AND eventually exchange it for weapons without getting killed or robbed. The film is competently made and interesting, but that's all.


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