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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
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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
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2nd U.S. Sailor
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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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14 June 1957 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit dem Feuer  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

With a budget of $2.5m, the film failed to recoup its costs. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Miguel: I'll talk to you. You're a reasonable man: your friend is a barbarian.
Felix Bowers: Tony. You gonna sit here and hear your friend called a barbarian?
Tony: Miguel, I forbid you to call this barbarian a barbarian.
Felix Bowers: [nods] You're a true friend.
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Connections

Referenced in Listen Up Philip (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Eine kleine Nachtmusik
(uncredited)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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see it !
30 March 2017 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

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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