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Fire Down Below (1957)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 14 June 1957 (Japan)
The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Felix
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Harbour Master
Bonar Colleano ...
Lt. Sellers
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Doctor Sam
Edric Connor ...
Jimmy Jean
Peter Illing ...
Captain of Ulysses
Joan Miller ...
Mrs. Canaday
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Miguel
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Hotel Owner
Lionel Murton ...
The American
Vivian Matalon ...
1st U.S. Sailor
Gordon Tanner ...
2nd U.S. Sailor
Maurice Kaufmann ...
3rd U.S. Sailor
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Storyline

Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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She Led Them Into Temptation. They Took Her To Salvation. See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 June 1957 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit dem Feuer  »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Inspired by their location shoot in Trinidad and Tobago, Robert Mitchum recorded a calypso album, while Jack Lemmon scored a harmonica theme for the film. See more »

Goofs

Doctor Sam finds a photograph of Felix, Tony, Irena and Jimmy Jean. However, it is impossible that the photograph could have been taken at all, as there was nobody else on the boat with them. See more »

Quotes

Irena: Are you wanted by the police?
Felix Bowers: Oh, I wouldn't go so far as to say that. Let's put it this way: if I *presented* myself to them, they would not *reject* me.
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Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Song and Location
7 April 2004 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

You can't go wrong seeing a movie with the three stars that are in this one. But the real feature of this film is the location shooting in Trinidad/Tobago. If this doesn't make you want to choose that as your next vacation you are a hopeless stick-in-the-mud.

The song was also a big hit in 1957. It's a great melody and you hear it and you can't get it out of your mind.

Two men whose friendship his tested by a woman they both have the hots for. And when that woman is Rita Hayworth, who can wonder. She's older now, but still incredibly beautiful.

See a great story and appreciate Trinidad, make those vacation plans.


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