UCLA Film and Television Archive presents: The Fugitive / Border Incident

Friday, August 23, 2019
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater

See below for additional information.


Advance tickets are available online for $10.

Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office starting one hour before showtime:

$9 General Admission

Free to all UCLA students with valid ID

$8 Other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID


Film and Television Archive
(310) 206-8013



Additional Information

The Fugitive (1947)

Besides the UK, Hollywood shot more films in Mexico than any other country abroad in the postwar era. The ties between these two film industries are on full display in this adaptation of a Graham Greene novel about a revolutionary priest who escapes a Central American dictatorship. John Ford directed the film throughout Mexico and at RKO’s Churubusco Studios, while master cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa, who had studied in Hollywood with director of photography Gregg Toland, brought his distinctive pictorialism. It’s a remarkable hybrid of Hollywood and Mexican talent and aesthetics.

35mm, b/w, 104 min.
Director: John Ford
Screenwriter: Dudley Nichols. Cast: Henry Fonda, Dolores del Rio, Pedro Armendáriz

Border Incident (1949)

The bracero worker program is the background for this desert noir shot along the U.S.-Mexican border and the towns of Calexico and Mexicali. The film tracks a Mexican federal agent (Ricardo Montalbán) who goes undercover to investigate the racketeers and thieves on both sides of the border who are exploiting migrant workers. Anthony Mann and master cinematographer John Alton produce a stylish and violent look at immigration and border conflict, filmed with traces of Gabriel Figueroa’s visual flourishes.

35mm, b/w, 96 min.
Director: Anthony Mann
Screenwriter: John C. Higgins, George Zuckerman
Cast: Ricardo Montalbán, George Murphy, Howard Da Silva

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