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Green Fire (1954)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Drama  |  29 December 1954 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Rian X. Mitchell
Catherine Knowland
Vic Leonard
John Ericson ...
Donald Knowland
Murvyn Vye ...
El Moro
José Torvay ...
Manuel (as Jose Torvay)
Robert Tafur ...
Father Ripero
Joe Dominguez ...
Nacho Galindo ...
Officer Perez
Charlita ...
Natividad Vacío ...
Rico Alaniz ...
Bobby Dominguez ...


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 <>

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DANGER...On the hunt for emerald treasure! See more »


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Release Date:

29 December 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Grünes Feuer  »

Box Office


$1,768,000 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

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


(Eastmancolor) (as Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Green Fire
Music by Miklós Rózsa (uncredited)
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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Great Actors & Director!
6 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film only captures the audience because of Grace Kelly (Catherine Knowland),"The Swan",'56, who is very charming and magnetic through out the entire picture and is well matched with actor Stewart Granger,(Rian X Mitchell),"King Solomon's Mines",'50, these two great actors make this a classic film because of their great talents. Paul Douglas(Vic Leonard),"The Maggie",'54 gave a very interesting and supportive role. The director of this film, Andrew Marton was very famous for many great productions like, "Sea Hunt",'58(TV Series) with L.Bridges,Sr, and King Solomon's Mines,'50. If you adored Grace Kelly, you will like this picture!

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