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The Flame Barrier (1958)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  2 April 1958 (USA)
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Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Arthur Franz ...
Dave Hollister
Kathleen Crowley ...
Carol Dahlmann
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Matt Hollister
Vicente Padula ...
Julio (as Vincent Padula)
Rodd Redwing ...
Waumi
Kaz Oran ...
Tispe
Grace Mathews ...
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Pilar Del Rey ...
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Larry Duran ...
Bearer
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Wounded Indian
Roberto Contreras ...
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Dan Gachman ...
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Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover an unusually strong acid killing animals and people. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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The First Satellite That Returned To Earth...And The Hell It Brought With It

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2 April 1958 (USA)  »

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It Fell from the Flame Barrier  »

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Jungle horrors
30 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This minor sci-fi thriller from the Gardner-Levy stable is typical of the breed:—lots and lots of repetitious talk from a few stereotyped characters enmeshed in a predictable, well-used plot, strung together with a bit of stock footage, one or two days of location shooting in some uninteresting scrub-land, and a tiny slice of special effects work. And it's all filmed in a totally routine manner, using tedious close-up after close-up to enable a quick sale to TV.

Give all that, this entry is not too bad. In fact, after a slow start, it becomes moderately suspenseful. The director has contrived some atmosphere and tension, despite the constraints of his very moderate budget. The players, especially the attractive Miss Crowley, come across well (partly thanks to Jack MacKenzie's fine cinematography). And while the screenplay offers more than its fair share of standing-still dialogue, there's still just enough action to satisfy not-too-critical fans.


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