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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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escape | train | forest | small town | fire | See All (14) »

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

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The wreckage from the train crashing into the river is still there today, decades later! The wreckage is located at N 47°19.785 W 123° 38.595, along the Wynoochee River, near the Olympic National Forest in Washington State. See more »

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Early in their hike through the woods, the teens and the Sheriff emerge from the thick trees to the side of a stream. Shadows from crew and equipment clearly move across the ground in front of the party. 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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Ring of Fire (1961)
13 April 2011 | by (Portland, Oregon US) – See all my reviews

The movie was shot mostly in and around my hometown, Vernonia, Oregon. I was in sixth grade at the time, and I was an extra, one of the townspeople running to catch the escape train. We would run the length of the town center, then walk back six blocks, and do it over and over again. Andrew Stone, the producer/director had a lot of cooperation from the US Army; in the climactic scene of burning the town, there were flamethrowers on top of all the downtown buildings. I had the misfortune of being outside when a soldier was setting off smoke bombs. I couldn't see one foot in front of me. In the 1920's Vernonia had the largest all-electric sawmill in the world. But they cut down all the trees, and the mill closed in 1957. They completely stocked the mill with new lumber for the movie; then they burned it all down. If anyone is interested, Vernonia Sentry Supermarket sells DVD's of the movie, and they will ship.


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