|Directed by||George Sherman|
|Produced by||Albert J. Cohen|
|Screenplay by||William Sackheim|
|Story by||Louis Stevens|
Yvonne De Carlo
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
During the US Civil War, Clete Mattson arrives in Zona Libre, a small territory across the river from the USA. Ruled by General Calleja, it offers sanctuary to outlaws. Mattson wants to buy guns for the Confederacy.
- Joel McCrea as Clete Mattson aka Jim Lake
- Yvonne De Carlo as Carmelita Carias
- Pedro Armendáriz as General Calleja
- Alfonso Bedoya as Captain Vargas
- Howard Petrie as Newlund
- Erika Nordin as Annina Strasser
- George J. Lewis as Sánchez
- Nacho Galindo as López
- Ivan Triesault as Baron Von Hollden
- George Wallace as Fletcher
- Lane Chandler as Anderson
- Martin Garralaga as Guzman
- Joe Bassett as Stanton
- Salvador Baguez as General Robles
- Felipe Turich as Pablo
Filming began on 3 June 1953, the same day as Universal's The Glenn Miller Story. The two films were the first movies made at Universal for four weeks.
Parts of the film were shot in Colorado River, Professor Valley, and Courthouse Wash in Utah.
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- By THOMAS M PRYOR Special to The New York Times. (1953, Jun 01). UNIVERSAL CLEARS DECKS FOR ACTION. New York Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from https://search.proquest.com/docview/112809348
- D'Arc, James V. (2010). When Hollywood came to town: a history of moviemaking in Utah (1st ed.). Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 9781423605874.
- Border River on IMDb
- Border River at AllMovie
- Border River at the TCM Movie Database
- Border River at the American Film Institute Catalog