Sunday, April 20, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Dir. Anthony Mann. 1949, 94 mins. 35mm. With Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva. Mann’s MGM début is a brutal variation on T-Men with a more topical and explosive theme. A Mexican policeman teams with a U.S. agent on an undercover assignment to capture smugglers exploiting Mexican migrants crossing illegally into California. Border Incident bridged the director’s crime film cycle with his landmark westerns. John Alton’s unforgettable images include a harrowing and unmatched death-by-tractor sequence.
Free with Museum admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Museum members may reserve tickets in advance by calling 718 777 6800. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.