After her banishment from Rome, Jewish Princess Salome returns to her Roman-ruled native land of Galilee where prophet John the Baptist preaches against Salome's parents, King Herod and Queen Herodias.
Ellen (June Allyson) is kidnapped by father (Charles Bickford) after she ran off and got married to someone he thinks is a gold digger. She escapes and starts an adventurous trip back to ... See full summary »
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
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With a budget of $2.5m, the film failed to recoup its costs. See more »
On their first day out with Irena, the group has engine trouble and indicate that the problem is caused by the port engine. However, Felix adjusts the controls for the starboard engine. See more »
I'll talk to you. You're a reasonable man: your friend is a barbarian.
Tony. You gonna sit here and hear your friend called a barbarian?
Miguel, I forbid you to call this barbarian a barbarian.
You're a true friend.
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it is difficult to say why. but see it !for the cast, for the story, for dialogues, tension, characters and, of course, for Rita Hayworth. and her dance . but, maybe, for the high chemistry between her and Robert Mitchum. and for the work of Jack Lemmon. sure, it reminds many films from the same period, with the same theme and dispute nature and end. but using the same recipes, "Fire Down Below" remains special. maybe, because it is a film of its actors and not exactly pretext for fireworks. because the performances are different by others from the same actors. because Rita Hayworth is the same but she tries, and she did a good job, to give to her character the mark of a period and context and signs of a type who is not exactly reduced at stereotypes. so, see it ! not only for the status of old film.
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