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

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Red Skies of Montana Reaches to the Stars ***
8 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This action adventure film is still another great opportunity for Richard Widmark to display his great acting talent.

In this very good film, he leads men into fighting forest fires in the Montana-Idaho areas.

When tragedy strikes, a disoriented Widmark can't remember what has transpired. The film provides a wonderful supporting performance by Jeffrey Hunter, a fellow fire-fighter, who lost his father in the blaze. A suspicious Hunter feels that Widmark ran out on his men.

The film shows what these men have to go through in fighting such dangerous fires.

Heroism is the order of the day and Widmark and company respond valiantly.


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