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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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Cast overview:
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 ...
Fred
Bill Catching ...
Joe Duncan
Len Felber ...
Ralph
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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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Die Feuerprobe  »

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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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An effective re-make of an original 50s 3-D movie.
28 July 2005 | by (Boston, United States) – See all my reviews

This made for TV drama is a re-make of a 1953 film called "Inferno", directed by Roy Ward Baker which featured Rhonda Fleming and Robert Ryan. "Inferno" was shot in 3-D. "Ordeal" is an effective re-casting of the original, but Arthur Hill cannot match the grim intensity that Robert Ryan brought to the role of the stranded husband. Diana Muldaur, while lacking Rhonda Fleming's glamor, is actually more convincing in her role as the faithless wife. On the whole, I slightly prefer the original, but the TV version is certainly worth your time. Oddly enough, the male actors who play the lovers of the women in both films are equally bland and ineffective.


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