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Fire Down Below (1957)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Torrid, tempestuous Irena...the spark that turned the tropics into a blazing cauldron of passions! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

May 1957 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit dem Feuer  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

First full length cinema score of Douglas Gamley. See more »

Goofs

In an early scene, Felix and Tony are supposed to be transporting Irena on their boat when they get into a fist fight. Jimmy Jean continues to steer before eventually breaking up the fight. The camera pulls back and shows that the boat isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

Irena: I'm no good. I'm all worn out. I've been passed from hand to hand. I've had to submit to things that nice young American boys couldn't conceive of in their wildest nightmares. I've lived among the ruins. Armies have marched over me.
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Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Down Below
Performed by Jeri Southern
Written by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
[Through the courtesy of Decca Records]
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A SAILOR'S MOVIE
29 May 2003 | by (CLEVELAND, OHIO) – See all my reviews

The previous commentators have succinctly and excellently commented on this film. As a Lieutenant in the USN aboard ships which often went to the West Indies the movie has a nostalgic charm to it aided by the strictures of the Hayes Code and the mandatory happy ending.

The only "errors" were the stationary and never moving beer bottles sitting glued]on an I-beam despite the fact that the ship is literally falling apart and sinking at the bow.


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