Borderline (1950)
Director: William A. Seiter
Release date: March 1, 1950
Genre: film noir
Runtime: 88 minutes
Color: black and white

Fred MacMurray: Johnny McEvoy/Johnny Macklin
Claire Trevor: Madeleine Haley/Gladys LaRue
Raymond Burr: Pete Ritchie
Josť Torvay: Miguel
Morris Ankrum: Bill Whittacker
Roy Roberts: Harvey Gumbin
Gift Diamond: Deusik
Nacho Galindo: Porfirio
Pepe Hern: Pablo Grazia Narciso: the woman of Porfirio

The customs would like to put a term at the activities of Pete Ritchie, a gangster who makes pass from the pure cocaine of Mexico towards the United States. For that purpose, Madeleine Haley takes the identity of Gladys LaRue, a cabaret dancer, and is made engage in a cabaret where Ritchie has his practices. The making of contact is rather cold and Gladys finds in the apartments of Ritchie with one of his men, end drunk. She benefits from it to collect information when Ritchie occurs. Whereas he tries to benefit from the young woman, Johnny Macklin, who works for a competitor, unloads with an assistant. He wants to seize the loading of drug belonging to Ritchie and, to help him to pass the border, takes along Gladys. One and the other develops a plan to stop mutually, ignoramus who they are both of the same edge. The situation becomes complicated when they fall in love. On his side, Ritchie wants to recover the drug which belongs to him and continues the couple through Mexico.

My note:

My opinion: a good small police film with an extremely welcome amount of humour. The two heroes are superb, one finds them aggravating sometimes, sometimes attaching. Ray is equal to himself in the role of malicious a little limited for which, of course, that badly will finish.

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