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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
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Officer Perez
Charlita ...
Dolores
Natividad Vacío ...
Hernandez
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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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Plot Keywords:

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

Taglines:

MINE CAVE-IN! Terrible peril in the heart of a lost mountain! 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

Only 4 months before meeting Prince Rainier III of Monaco and less than 18 months prior to their wedding, Grace Kelly's character delivers this quote: "Well, there's always the chance that Prince Charming may come riding down off the mountain someday." 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

Catherine Knowland: [Following her first kiss with Rian] I take it, you must be the expert on the romantic movement in South America.
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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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American miners off to adventure in foreign lands
18 January 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Stewart Granger is Rian Mitchell, who finds the famous lost mine which is supposed to be just filled with emeralds, thus the name of the film, "Green Fire", from MGM. At first, his partner Vic (Paul Douglas ) isn't interested, and just wants to take a regular job in Canada, but ends up staying. At one point, to try to win money, Rian plays a game called Tejo, which seems to be a game of aim. One pitches a disk at a sandbox, which contains a small ball of clay which has a bullet or some explosive under it; you know you have hit it right on the head when it explodes and bursts into the air. Of course, the explosives are handled by a young kid..... where is Child Protective Services ? I looked up the game up on yahoo.com, and it seems to be a real game in Columbia. The miners get intertwined with the American owners of a plantation, as well as with Father Ripero (Robert Tafur) who seems to be on their side, bandits, and of course, a mariachi band, which was quite talented

  • couldn't find them listed in cast or music/sound credits... too bad.
This story is quite similar to "Elephant Walk" (Paramount studios), which also came out in 1954 - Americans travel to foreign land, and take on nature. Not bad... better than I thought it would be. Filmed in cinemascope, ratio of 2.55 to 1, so it's shown in letterbox on TCM.


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