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Red Skies of Montana (1952)

Passed  -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  February 1952 (USA)
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When a large forest fire breaks out in the mountains of Montana, a squad of 'Smoke Jumpers', the paratroop-corps of fire-fighters in the U. S. Forest Service, is flown to the scene from ... See full summary »

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Cliff Mason
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Peg Mason
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Edward J. (Ed) Miller
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Richard 'Dick' Dryer
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Steve Burgess
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R.A. (Pop) Miller
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When a large forest fire breaks out in the mountains of Montana, a squad of 'Smoke Jumpers', the paratroop-corps of fire-fighters in the U. S. Forest Service, is flown to the scene from their regional headquarters in Missoula, Montana. The Forest Rangers, under Cliff Mason, put out the blaze, but several of the fire-fighters are killed. Ed Miller, son of one of the dead rangers, thinks he died because Mason was a coward, and sets out to prove it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The "Smoke Jumpers" hit the screen in Red Skies of Montana


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February 1952 (USA)  »

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Smoke Jumpers  »

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Film debut of Gregory Walcott. See more »

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Version of The 20th Century-Fox Hour: Smoke Jumpers (1956) See more »

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Skies on fire
2 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

The movie essentially focuses on the documentary side :how the fire fighters worked in the fifties,how they often risked their lives (still do today)and how(sometimes) they were unjustly accused of cowardice .their relatives are not forgotten :Widmark's wife and Hunter's mom are present and are even together when they are waiting for their men to come back after a dangerous mission.

The plot concerns a fire fighter who suffers from amnesia:he does not remember what happened during a mission in which all his men were killed:a man among them was the father of a young fire fighter who cannot forgive him because he thinks he abandoned his men to save his life.Without any flashback,we do understand the whole thing during the final mission ,much to the credit of the film.


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