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Ordeal (1973)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  30 October 1973 (USA)
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Left to die in the desert by his wife and her lover, a businessman fights to survive and get his revenge.

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Arthur Hill ...
Richard Damian
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Kay Damian
James Stacy ...
Andy Folsom
Macdonald Carey ...
Eliot Frost
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Sheriff Peter Geeson
Arch Whiting ...
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Joe Duncan
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In the company of his wife Kay and Andy Folson, their guide, Richard Damian ventures on horseback into the desert with a view to locating a manganese mine he intends to buy. Unable to bear the rigors of travel, Richard has a violent altercation with Kay. Frightened, his horse rears up and makes him fall into a ravine. Richard, who realizes his leg is broken, asks for help but Kay and Andy decide to abandon him to his fate... Written by Guy Bellinger

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30 October 1973 (USA)  »

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This movie was the last appearance that James Stacy made before losing his left arm and left leg in a 1973 motorcycle accident involving a drunk driver. See more »

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Once Damian finishes climbing down from the cliffs, and for the rest of the movie, he applies too much pressure to his badly broken leg. See more »

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Remake of Inferno (1953) See more »

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You can survive,,,,you can make it....
21 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This noteworthy film stars Arthur Hill as a worthy and initially shallow businessman. His wife, well-portrayed by the memorable Diana Muldaur, schemes to rid herself of him, and her lover conspires with her, (As portrayed by James Stacy, as her slick opportunist lover).

Hill finds himself abandoned in the scorching, unforgiving desert, and at first is tempted to give up. There is a suspenseful soundtrack and he gradually learns to fight back, despite a broken leg, dehydration, and no rescue in sight.

Muldaur meanwhile enjoys the spoils of what she thinks is his eventual demise. She and her lover celebrate the fact that his tracks have been covered by rain, he is most likely dead. There are some nice shots of her 1970's style mansion, kaleidoscopic colors from that era, and set decoration.

They visit the desert to ensure that Hill has died, there is a suspenseful twist at the end, and you will truly enjoy this film. There was an earlier film starring Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming (circa 1950's) which I believe was a similar theme. Recommended. 8/10.


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