Border River (1954) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.1/ 10 (125 Votes)

MPAA Ratings

Production Company
Universal International Pictures (UI) [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

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Release Date
(USA) - 6 January 1954
(Sweden) - 8 March 1954
(Austria) - June 1954
(West Germany) - 2 September 1954
(France) - 3 September 1954

Running Time


gold, mexican, mexico, robbery,

Technical Support
OFM:35 mm
PFM:35 mm

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Full Cast

  1. Armendáriz, Pedro as (as Pedro Armendariz) [General Calleja] <3>
  2. Avery, Emile as (uncredited) [Bit Part]
  3. Baguez, Salvador as [General Robles] <14>
  4. Bassett, Joe (I) as [Stanton] <13>
  5. Bedoya, Alfonso as [Captain Vargas] <4>
  6. Beir, Fred as (uncredited) [Tom Doud]
  7. Beltran, Orlando as (uncredited) [Calleja's Lieutenant]
  8. Carreno, Zarco as (uncredited) [Luis]
  9. Chandler, Lane as [Anderson] <11>
  10. Del Rio, Jack (I) as (uncredited) [Game Dealer]
  11. Galindo, Nacho as [Lopez] <8>
  12. Garralaga, Martin as (uncredited) [Guzman]
  13. Horvath, Charles (I) as (uncredited) [Crowe]
  14. Hoy, Robert F. as (uncredited) [Sgt. Johnson]
  15. Lewis, George J. as [Sanchez] <7>
  16. McCrea, Joel as [Clete Mattson] <1>
  17. Mills, Frank (I) as (uncredited) [Barfly]
  18. Montague, Monte (I) as (uncredited) [Bartender]
  19. Petrie, Howard as [Newlund] <5>
  20. Stoney, Jack as (uncredited) [Barfly]
  21. Sullivan, Brick as (uncredited) [Dealer]
  22. Tafur, Robert as (uncredited) [Telegrapher]
  23. Triesault, Ivan as [Baron Von Hollden] <9>
  24. Turich, Felipe as [Pablo] <15>
  25. Verros, John as (uncredited) [Ringleader]
  26. Victor, Jarl as (uncredited) [American]
  27. Wallace, George (I) as [Fletcher] <10>
  28. Wood, Britt as (uncredited) [Drunk]
  29. De Carlo, Yvonne as [Carmelita Carias] <2>
  30. Del Rey, Pilar as (uncredited) [Girl]
  31. Nordin, Erika as [Annina Strasser] <6>
  32. Ridgeway, Suzanne as (uncredited) [Girl in Cantina]
  33. Zarco, Estelita as (uncredited) [Girl]


  1. Western

Full Plot

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. Jeremy Perkins Plot not found

Total Business

SD: 3 June 1953 - July 1953

Movie Certificate

12 (West Germany)(nf)
16 (Germany)(DVD rating)
K-16 (Finland)
Approved (USA)(PCA #16647)
15 (Sweden)

Music Composers

  1. Lava, William (uncredited)
  2. Mancini, Henry (uncredited)
  3. Stein, Herman (uncredited)


  1. Glassberg, Irving (director of photography)

Dress Designers

  1. Odell, Rosemary


Koch Media [de] - (2008) (Germany) (DVD)
Nostalgia Collectibles [us] - (????) (USA) (DVD)
Nostalgia Collectibles [us] - (????) (USA) (VHS)
Universal Pictures [de] - (1954) (West Germany) (theatrical)
Universal Pictures [us] - (1954) (USA) (theatrical)

Film Editors

  1. Gross, Frank (I)


  1. Baguez, Salvador (technical advisor) (uncredited)
  2. Berwick, Irvin (dialogue director) (uncredited)
  3. Betz, Pat (script supervisor) (uncredited)
  4. Burck, Barbara (stand-in: Yvonne De Carlo) (uncredited)
  5. Eastman, Phil (II) (technicolor technician) (uncredited)
  6. Fritzsche, William (technicolor color consultant)
  7. Hernandez, 'Chema' (head wrangler) (uncredited)
  8. Marsh, Harry (II) (technicolor technician) (uncredited)


General Eduardo Calleja: we will give these men a fair trial, then we will shoot them in the morning.

Other Titles

  1. Die Teufelspassage (1954) (ENG)

  2. Die Teufelspassage (1954) (ENG)
    (West Germany)

  3. La fine di un tiranno (1954) (ENG)

  4. Teufelspassage, Die (1954) (GER)
    (West Germany)

  5. Fine di un tiranno, La (1954) (ITA)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Colorado River, Moab, Utah, USA
  2. Courthouse Wash, Moab, Utah, USA
  3. Morelos, Mexico
  4. Professor Valley, Moab, Utah, USA
  5. White's Ranch - Milepost 14 Utah Hwy 128, Moab, Utah, USA


- 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.