J.D. Cahill is the toughest U.S. Marshal they've got, just the sound of his name makes bad guys stop in their tracks, so when his two young boys want to get his attention they decide to rob... See full summary »
Texas Ranger Jake Cutter arrests gambler Paul Regret, but soon finds himself teamed with his prisoner in an undercover effort to defeat a band of renegade arms merchants and thieves known as Comancheros.
A burning oil well prompted the owner, present-day billionaire Phillip Anschutz, to call Red Adair, a famous firefighter who later put out the oil well fires during the Gulf War, to put out the blaze. To pay Adair, Anschutz persuaded Universal Studios to pay him $100,000 to film Adair putting out his well fire for "Hellfighters." See more »
Chance remarks about a "poison well" spewing "hydrogen sulfate." It is actually hydrogen sulfide which is most often found in oil well situations. Hydrogen sulfate describes the compound which is sulfuric acid and is generally not gaseous. Hydrogen sulfide is a gas and it is poisonous. See more »
Exactly WHAT did you tell her about Madame Loo?
Only that she's 80 years old, weighs 300 pounds and is one of your oldest friends.
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The cast list in the opening titles lists six actors not found in the closing credits, but not Louie, Bebe, who is found in the end list. See more »
Despite (or maybe because of) the simple plot and even simpler characters, this film remains one of my favorites from the 1960's. John Wayne is utterly believable as both a crusty oil rig firefighter and as a protective father, while Jim Hutton, a fine actor who was lost much too young to liver cancer, is at his supporting-role best as an apprentice firefighter and romantic interest for Wayne's daughter.
At many points this film is more documentary than fiction, a fact that only adds to the film's entertainment value. For example, I wonder how many first-time viewers are aware that oil rig fires are extinguished with dynamite? It's extremely dangerous work, and very interesting to watch.
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