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Green Fire (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 29 December 1954 (USA)
In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.

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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
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Donald Knowland
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El Moro
José Torvay ...
Manuel (as Jose Torvay)
Robert Tafur ...
Father Ripero
Joe Dominguez ...
Jose
Nacho Galindo ...
Officer Perez
Charlita ...
Dolores
Natividad Vacío ...
Hernandez
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Antonio
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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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Plot Keywords:

love | emerald | mine | coffee | mining | See All (134) »

Taglines:

BANDIT HORDE! The banditos of El Moro on a blood-thirsty rampage! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

29 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grünes Feuer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,768,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

(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 BC 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 »

Quotes

Pedro, the Bartender: Any luck, Señor Mitchell?
Rian X. Mitchell: Yes, all of it bad.
Pedro, the Bartender: Perhaps you would like a drink, off the house?
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Connections

Referenced in Grace Kelly (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Green Fire
Music by Miklós Rózsa (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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A Hollywood movie
18 April 2002 | by (DK) – See all my reviews

Green Fire is a Hollywood movie (with all what it means) One cant imagine a film like this be made any other places. There is not a big plot, not spectacular actors-performances, but you stil find you enjoy. Grace Kelly is as always what dreams are made of, and a real Hollywood actors like Granger and Douglas know how to make a boy-film. Green Fire is a film you will love on a raining sunday afternoon.


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