Borderline (1950) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Fred MacMurray, Claire Trevor, Raymond Burr, Roy Roberts, Jose Torvay, Morris Ankrum.

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Madeleine Haley (Claire Trevor), a Los Angeles policewoman attached to the Narcotics Enforcement Office, goes to Mexico to seek out dope smugglers. She is searching the apartment of syndicate baron, Pete Richie (Raymond Burr), when he surprises her. Haley and Richie are then kidnapped by Johnny Macklin (Fred MacMurray), a member of the rival gang organized by Harvey Gumbin (Roy Roberts).
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal/victim falls in love with victim/criminal Criminal enemy is...    -   drug dealers If this is a criminal POV story...    -   criminals stealing from other criminals

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


The Americas (not US):    -   Yes The Americas:    -   Mexico

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets Any profanity?    -   None

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