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Ring of Fire (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 14 June 1961 (USA)
In the 1960s Oregon, two sheriff deputies arrest three teenagers for robbery but are overpowered and taken hostage while forest fires rage all around them.

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Frank Gorshin and his girlfriend, Joyce Taylor, are on the run from the law when apprehended and arrested by the Sherriff, David Janssen. During the transport to jail Gorshin escapes and in the ensuing chase a forest fire is started. The nearby small town is threatened and the only means of escape is by train, led by David Janssen. Written by Chas Robertson

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....MINUTE by MINUTE... MILE.....by MILE the RING OF FIRE .....closed!

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Extras for the role of running wildly up the street from the fire were offered $10.00 per day. See more »

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For some shots of the actors in cars the windshields have been removed. Sometimes the front, sometimes the rear, sometimes both. See more »

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Bobbie 'Skidoo' Adams: I don't dig that gas chamber deal. Cyanide's bad for the complexion.
Sergeant Steve Walsh: In this state they hang you.
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Ring of Fire
Written by Duane Eddy
Performed by Duane Eddy
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An Enjoyable Cop-napping in the Woods.
28 July 1999 | by (Brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

An Oregon Police Sgt (an intense David Jansen) is surprised and kidnapped by two thugs and a babe who then go on a journey for freedom through the deep forests of Oregon. There are escape attempts, a death, a turning of the tables, and possible "intimate relations" with the pulchritudinous babe (Joyce Taylor, who is supposed to be "under 18" but looks 26). The movie climaxes with the entire forest and town being burned down and everyone, including hundreds of townsfolk, desperate to escape. An exciting movie, with menace and threat maintained thoroughout. Frank Gorshin is notable as the #1 thug (his pre-impressions days). A good movie.


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