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Bordertown (1935)

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90 min | Crime, Drama

Embittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable second-in-command to Charlie Roark, the owner of a ...See moreEmbittered when prejudice cuts short his nascent law career, once-idealistic Johnny Ramirez leaves his home in Los Angeles and ends up in Mexico. He quickly becomes the invaluable second-in-command to Charlie Roark, the owner of a border-town casino. But Roark's wife falls hard for Johnny and goes to great lengths to make him hers, which sets in motion more perilous events. Written by Determined Copy Editor See less
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Director
Archie Mayo (as Archie L. Mayo)
Writers
Laird Doyle (screen play) | Wallace Smith (screen play) | Robert Lord (story) | Carroll Graham (suggested by: Carroll Graham's novel)
Cinematographer
Tony Gaudio (photography)
Editor
Thomas Richards (edited by)
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Updated Jan 8, 1935

Release date
Jan 23, 1935 (United States)

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46 cast members
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Paul Muni
Johnny Ramirez Johnny Ramirez   See fewer
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Bette Davis
Marie Roark Marie Roark   See fewer
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Margaret Lindsay
Dale Elwell Dale Elwell   See fewer
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Eugene Pallette
Charlie Roark Charlie Roark   See fewer
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Soledad Jiménez
Mrs. Ramirez (as Soledad Jimenez) Mrs. Ramirez (as Soledad Jimenez)   See fewer
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Gavin Gordon
Brook Manville Brook Manville   See fewer
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William B. Davidson
Dr. Carter (as William Davidson) Dr. Carter (as William Davidson)   See fewer
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Arthur Stone
Manuel Diego Manuel Diego   See fewer
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Vivian Tobin
Mrs. Garner Mrs. Garner   See fewer
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Carmen Gould
Actress Actress   See fewer
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Oscar Apfel
Judge Rufus Barnswell (uncredited) Judge Rufus Barnswell (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wade Boteler
Man Wanting to Buy Roark's Casino (uncredited) Man Wanting to Buy Roark's Casino (uncredited)   See fewer
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Glen Cavender
Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited) Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Chefe
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallis Clark
Friend of Dean on Podium (uncredited) Friend of Dean on Podium (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlos De Valdez
Magistrado (uncredited) Magistrado (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Eberts
Alberto (uncredited) Alberto (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alphonse Ethier
Banker (uncredited) Banker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Graham
First Trial Court Clerk (uncredited) First Trial Court Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Samuel S. Hinds
Judge at First Trial (uncredited) Judge at First Trial (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited) Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Lee
Sam Wong - Marie's Houseboy (uncredited) Sam Wong - Marie's Houseboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chris-Pin Martin
José (uncredited) José (uncredited)   See fewer
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Addie McPhail
Carter's Girl (uncredited) Carter's Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
Dean of Law School (uncredited) Dean of Law School (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Moorhouse
Club Patron (uncredited) Club Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmund Mortimer
George - Man at New Casino (uncredited) George - Man at New Casino (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Navarro
Eduardo - Johnny's Defense Attorney (uncredited) Eduardo - Johnny's Defense Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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David Newell
Mr. Cole (uncredited) Mr. Cole (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marjorie North
Janet (uncredited) Janet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Norton
Gambler at Silver Slipper (uncredited) Gambler at Silver Slipper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Attorney J.L. Chase (uncredited) Attorney J.L. Chase (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Puglia
Police Commissioner in Mexico (uncredited) Police Commissioner in Mexico (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Regas
Guillermo - Jailer in Mexico (uncredited) Guillermo - Jailer in Mexico (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julian Rivero
Mexican Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited) Mexican Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Russell
Miss Martin - Dale's Other Friend (uncredited) Miss Martin - Dale's Other Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Saum
Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited) Man Restraining Johnny in Courtroom Fight (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Semels
Silver Slipper Cashier (uncredited) Silver Slipper Cashier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Teru Shimada
Law School Graduate (uncredited) Law School Graduate (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Treacher
Roberts - Elwell's Butler (uncredited) Roberts - Elwell's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Trent
Mr. Garner (uncredited) Mr. Garner (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carlos Villarías
Carlos - Headwaiter (uncredited) Carlos - Headwaiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Vinton
Man Wanting to Buy Roark's Casino (uncredited) Man Wanting to Buy Roark's Casino (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Wise
Customer at New Casino (uncredited) Customer at New Casino (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.2 / 10 | 1,297 votes