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Inferno (1953)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  21 July 1954 (Sweden)
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A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.

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Donald Whitley Carson III
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20th Century-Fox put a lot of eggs in this 1953 film---3-D and stereophonic sound on prints for the few theatres equipped for that sound system in 1953, and the result was possibly the best 3-D film made during the craze. The basically-simple plot, in theory but more than that in execution, concerns a spoiled and alcoholic millionaire, Robert Ryan, who breaks his leg falling off of a horse, and is left to die in the desert by his cheating wife, Rhonda Fleming (born for Technicolor and 3-D), and her lover, William Lundigan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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21 July 1954 (Sweden)  »

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Verhängnisvolle Spuren  »

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Film was originally released in 3D and in stereophonic sound. See more »

Goofs

About 2.5 minutes into the movie, the lover changes from street shoes to boots, attempting to plant a false trail. He first changes his right shoe and then hands a second right shoe to the wife. See more »

Connections

Remade as Ordeal (1973) See more »

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Exciting thriller packs a punch
2 October 2003 | by (Fairfax, VA) – See all my reviews

This exciting thriller packs a punch as a cheating wife (Rhonda Fleming) and her scheming lover (William Lundigan) purposely abandon her husband with a broken leg in the middle of the Mojave Desert without transportation or supplies. But they're not clever enough by half...as they start their premature gloating and plans to spend his money, the determined husband (grittily played by Robert Ryan) refuses to die and slowly makes his hate-filled way to a spectacular revenge.


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