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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

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

The wheelbarrows being loaded to take up to the mine are not an industrial/mining wheelbarrow. They are common shallow garden wheelbarrows of the type found in the US in the 50's and 60's. They are shallow and very light weight. Not the type that would be seen in a mining operation. See more »

Quotes

Rian X. Mitchell: Oh Cathy, stop thinking like a woman! You're fighting a losing battle down there. Why try and hang on there when the rainbow's up here?
Catherine Knowland: You're right, Rian. I was thinking like a woman. I was thinking of my Grandfather and how he hacked a plantation out of the wilderness. And my father who made it his life. And all that's gone into it: love and feeling and pride. Things you wouldn't know about. Things you can't buy with your emeralds!
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Connections

Referenced in Grace Kelly (1983) See more »

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Maringá
by Joubert de Carvalho
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Stewart Granger in Colombia
11 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

I've never really enjoyed this film when it was repeated on television, and I still haven't changed my opinion. Both Stewart Granger and Grace Kelly are wasted in this film, even though Kelly was past her best after 'Dial M For Murder'. Granger still had 'Moonfleet' ahead of him, but this film does nothing to add to his canon of films except to have the opportunity to work with Kelly. In his autobiography, 'Sparks Fly Upwards', Granger says 'Grace had one phobia, her behind.' Admittedly, I did notice that her behind stuck out when Paul Douglas embraced her. In the final scene when Grace and Stewart kiss, he says in his autobiography that the torrential downpour 'accentuated that fabulous behind. To save her embarrassment, I covered it with both hands.' I bet Paul Douglas would have wanted to do the same thing.

Although the film is awful, reading about Stewart's experience of making the film is interesting.


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