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Green Fire (1954)

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Rian Mitchell discovers an emerald deposit in South America, but gets chased away before he can start to mine. He tricks his partner, Vic, into returning to the site. While there, he meets ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Rian X. Mitchell
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Catherine Knowland
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Vic Leonard
John Ericson ...
Donald Knowland
Murvyn Vye ...
El Moro
José Torvay ...
Manuel (as Jose Torvay)
Robert Tafur ...
Father Ripero
Joe Dominguez ...
Jose
Nacho Galindo ...
Officer Perez
Charlita ...
Dolores
Natividad Vacío ...
Hernandez
Rico Alaniz ...
Antonio
Paul Marion ...
Roberto
Bobby Dominguez ...
Juan
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Storyline

Rian Mitchell discovers an emerald deposit in South America, but gets chased away before he can start to mine. He tricks his partner, Vic, into returning to the site. While there, he meets Catherine and Donald Knowland, siblings who run a coffee plantation. Rian falls for Catherine and is torn between his love for her and his love for the "green fire" of emeralds. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Taglines:

JUNGLE PROWLER! Sleek jungle jaguar with death in its fangs! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

29 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grünes Feuer  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (magnetic prints)| (optical prints)

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(Eastmancolor) (as Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

As a variety of the mineral beryl the emerald is a gemstone that is colored green and contains trace amounts of chromium and vanadium.Its name derives from the ancient Greek word "smaragdos" which means "green gem".Although mined since 1500 BCE in ancient Egypt the largest producer of emeralds is Colombia with 50-95% of the world production. See more »

Goofs

When the landslide happens outside the mine entrance, Rian pushes Vic out of the way and they both fall down a couple feet away from each other, the next scene is after the rock fall and they are getting up, only Rian is partially on top of Vic. See more »

Soundtracks

Green Fire
Music by Miklós Rózsa (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Dud!
13 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Time has not been kind to this cinemascope curio from 1954 that did good box office business back then. Granger and Kelly, neither of whom qualify among my favorite actors are the stars. Granger was always too stoic for me. The man couldn't act and Kelly too cold and imitating other actors instead of giving her own performance. This movie involves the search for "green fire" the name for some jewels and involves a rival team that is trying to use Granger to find the jewels and intercept it from him, once found. Kelly is a white girl in the land with a plantation. That about wraps it up. The love story is staid and the action sequences dull, even in cinemascope. I am told I must write at least ten lines so this should do it.


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