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Border Incident (1949) & Devil’s Doorway (1950)

March 3, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Hugh M. Hefner Classic American Film Program present


“Border Incident” (1949)

Directed by Anthony Mann

Acting in cooperation, an immigration investigator from Mexico (Ricardo Montalban) and his American counterpart (George Murphy) stage an undercover operation in which the Mexican official will pose as an illegal border-crosser, to monitor the experiences of braceros who enter the U.S. illegally, and sometimes in grave danger.  The plot exposes a number of ills and wrongdoers, and quickly enough places the agents themselves in harm’s way.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.  Producer: Nicholas Nayfack.  Screenwriter: John C. Higgins, based on a story by George Zuckerman.  Cinematographer: John Alton.  Editor: Conrad A. Nervig.  Cast: Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva, James Mitchell, Arnold Moss.

35mm, b/w, 92 min.


“Devil’s Doorway” (1950)

Directed by Anthony Mann

An outright study of manifest destiny, Devil’s Doorway pits an upstanding citizen against his fellow townspeople, who resent his Native American heritage and social advancement.  Scheming to deprive Shoshone Civil War hero Lance Poole (Robert Taylor) of his justly owned lands through skullduggery or violence, the good people of Medicine Bow, Wyoming form a rueful picture of ruthless American expansionism.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.  Producer: Nicholas Nayfack.  Screenwriter: Guy Trosper.  Cinematographer: John Alton.  Editor: Conrad A. Nervig.  Cast: Robert Taylor, Louis Calhern, Paula Raymond, Marshall Thompson, James Mitchell.

35mm, b/w, 84 min.

Cost: $0-10

FREE admission at the box office for UCLA students with valid I.D.!


March 3, 2014
7:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States