Border Incident

Border Incident

Ricardo Montalban
Director: Anthony Mann Cast: Ricardo Montalban
Ricardo Montalban
, George Murphy
George Murphy
, Howard Da Silva
Howard Da Silva
Anthony Mann

DVD (Black & White)

View All Available Formats & Editions
5 New & Used Starting at $1.99


As far removed from a "typical" MGM picture as it was possible to get back in 1949, Border Incident is a gritty, realistic crime melodrama. The story concerns the efforts by both the Mexican and American governments to stop the smuggling of Mexican migrant workers across the border. Representing Mexico is special agent Pablo Rodriguez (Ricardo Montalban), while Jack Bearnes (George Murphy) works on behalf of the US. Screenwriter John C. Higgins and producer/director Anthony Mann refuse to pull any punches, as witness the surprising mid-film murder of one of the major characters. Highlights include a harrowing episode involving a plowing machine and a climactic shootout in a quicksand swamp. The uniformly well-chosen supporting cast includes Howard da Silva, Arnold Moss, Alfonso Bedoya and Charles McGraw, "film noir" veterans all.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/30/2011
UPC: 0012569679665
Original Release: 1949
Source: Movies Unlimited
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:35:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Commentary by film historian Dana Polan; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ricardo Montalban Pablo Rodriguez
George Murphy Jack Bearnes
Howard Da Silva Owen Parkson
James Mitchell Juan Garcia
Arnold Moss Zopilote
Alfonso Bedoya Cuchillo
Teresa Celli Maria
Charles McGraw Jeff Amboy
José Torvay Pocoloco
John Ridgely Mr. Neley
Arthur Hunnicutt Clayton Nordell
Sig Rumann Hugo Wolfgang Ulrich
Otto Waldis Fritz
Tony Barr Luis
Harry Antrim John Boyd
John McGuire Norson
Jack Lambert Chuck
Ned Young Happy
Fred Graham Leathercoat
Lynn Whitney Bella Amboy
Jerry Riggio Braceros
David Cota Braceros
Mitchell Lewis Braceros
Robert Cabal Braceros
Elias Gamboa Braceros
Martin Garralaga Col. Alvarado
Paul Marion One Armed Man
William "Bill" Phillips Jim
Lita Baron Rosita
Frank Conlan Clerk
Gordon Harris Bandit
Joe Dominguez Braceros

Technical Credits
Anthony Mann Director
John Alton Cinematographer
Jack Dawn Makeup
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
John C. Higgins Screenwriter
Ralph S. Hurst Set Decoration/Design
Nicholas Nayfack Producer
Conrad A. Nervig Editor
Hans Peters Art Director
André Previn Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design
George Zuckerman Original Story

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Border Incident
1. Credits [1:04]
2. Border Murders [4:48]
3. Covering the Circle [3:37]
4. Crossing Outside the Law [4:50]
5. In His Hands [4:16]
6. Follow the Gringo [2:39]
7. Police and Snakes [4:42]
8. Death in Transit [2:05]
9. Higher Demands [5:42]
10. Clay Pigeon [2:29]
11. Torturing Jack [6:29]
12. Parkson's Visitors [4:12]
13. Dealer's Choice [1:05]
14. Man in the Tower [5:37]
15. Talking to Himself [3:10]
16. Pickup of a Pickup [5:16]
17. Saving His Neck [4:25]
18. Kansas City Tip [2:27]
19. In Death's Path [3:12]
20. Calling the Cops [5:46]
21. Amboy's Upper Hand [3:00]
22. Canyon of Death [4:29]
23. Fighting Back [3:05]
24. Quicksand Rescue [4:06]
25. Coda and Cast List [1:30]

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews