GenreAction, Crime, Drama Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 1, 1949 (1949-06-01) (United States) WriterBen Bengal (story), Art Cohn (adaptation), Herbert Kline (story), Joel Malone (screenplay), Dan Tyler Moore (story) GenresDrama, Melodrama, Crime Fiction CastHoward Duff (Bert Powers), Märta Torén (Anna Duvak O'Neill), George Brent (Chief Agent Dan Collins), Gar Moore (Lee Sloan), Tom Tully (Nick Gruber), Paul Stewart (Zack Richards) Similar moviesRelated Fred de Cordova movies
TaglineTrue and Terrifically Told!
Illegal entry 1949
Illegal Entry is a 1949 crime film noir directed by Frederick De Cordova and starring Howard Duff, Märta Torén and George Brent.
An undercover agent (Howard Duff) attacks a Mexican border smuggling operation.
Howard Duff as Bert Powers
Märta Torén as Anna Duvak O'Neill
George Brent as Chief Agent Dan Collins
Gar Moore as Lee Sloan
Tom Tully as Nick Gruber
Paul Stewart as Zack Richards
Richard Rober as Dutch Lempo
Joseph Vitale as Joe Bottsy
James Nolan as Agent Benson
Clifton Young as Billy Rafferty
David Clarke as Carl
Robert Osterloh as Agent Crowthers
Anthony Caruso as Teague
Donna Martell as Maria
The New York Times film critic, Bosley Crowther, gave the film a mixed review, "A formidable introduction which features Attorney General Tom Clark and certain Immigration Bureau oficials who bespeak that service well does not camouflage Illegal Entry ... Howard Duff plays this hero in an acceptable rough-and-ready style and Marta Toren is attractive as the girl ... The backgrounds of southern California and Mexico are authentic enough. But the whole picture has the quality of a mechanical, oft-repeated show."