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Border River (1954)

Approved | | Romance, Western | 6 January 1954 (USA)
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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Gen. Calleja (as Pedro Armendariz)
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Capt. Vargas
Howard Petrie ...
Newlund
Erika Nordin ...
Annina Strasser
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Sanchez
Nacho Galindo ...
Lopez
Ivan Triesault ...
Baron Von Hollden
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Fletcher
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Anderson
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Guzman
Joe Bassett ...
Stanton
Salvador Baguez ...
Gen. Robles
Felipe Turich ...
Pablo
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Storyline

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 {J-26}

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They Had a Date With Destiny in the Powder-Keg of the West...ZONA LIBRE See more »

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Romance | Western

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6 January 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Teufelspassage  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

Quotes

General Eduardo Calleja: [to Carmelita] So. you prefer the gringo. Well, I tell you one thing - you'll never have him.
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one of the worst westerns even made
1 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

terrible screenplay, terrible actors, bad and weak screenplay, ridiculous scenarios and plots. there's nothing worth praising whatsoever. guy was chased by soldiers, was shot crossed the river, then woke up in the hotel, then suddenly wearing all custom made new shirt, jacket and pants and hat showed up in the bar, then again, he kept changing into tailor made dresses after finished one scene. those dresses were ironed and pressed and so fit on his body. all the fights were poorly carried out. the dialog and acting by most supporting actors were just overly exaggerated and pretentious to the extreme. you need to turn of your I.Q. to watch this stupid western movie. the heist of the gold about two million dollars worth was another joke. the scenes by the river with stupid quick sand also was just too stupid to watch. all the fighting scenes just looked stupid and fake. there are so many good western movies from 1940 to 1970, but this one definitely is not one of them.


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