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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
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
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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:

JUNGLE PROWLER! Sleek jungle jaguar with death in its fangs! 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

When Rian (Stewart Granger) is looking for a grubstake, a small boy tries to sell him a lottery ticket. Rian refuses to buy the ticket. Bobby Blake does the same to Humphrey Bogart in the Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Bogart buys the ticket and wins their grubstake. 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

Vic Leonard: Blonde or brunette?
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Soundtracks

Maringá
by Joubert de Carvalho
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A quite enjoyable adventure story.
19 April 2004 | by (Taiwan) – See all my reviews

The movie really is good enough for its genre. The story well written and paced, the characters well portrayed, especially by Granger and Douglas. Granger was a natural as the adventurous treasure hunting mining engineer , Douglas, solid and humane , played his long time partner and friend. Together, they fought the hardship of mining, the bandits, sometimes each other, and for the girl Kelly. Kelly was a bit out of place here. She though was very beautiful but somehow too civil and too dignified for the south American jungle background. Her romance with Granger lacked intensity and passion. Fortunately, the story and some actions provided enough intensity and excitement , made the movie quite enjoyable


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