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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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Richard Damian
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Kay Damian
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Andy Folsom
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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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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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When Kay and Andy are at the pool, and the camera changes back and forth from one to the other, our view of Kay keeps changing from applying suntan lotion to just lying there. See more »

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Remake of Inferno (1953) See more »

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Good but see the original entitled "Inferno"with Robert Ryan,for a better movie experience
11 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A fairly good remake of the 1953 original starring Robert Ryan and Rhonda Fleming.Arthur Hill is OK but,in my opinion,his characterization of the betrayed husband pales in comparison to the intensity given the role by the wonderful(and vastly underrated)character actor,Robert Ryan.My only other criticism is the relatively weak acting by James Stacy.His character is too indifferent in this movie and by comparison,William Lundigan's portrayal is significantly better.The desolate desert locations are striking in their sparsity.I'not sure where this movie was filmed but the locale closely resembles the Antelope Valley region of Kern Co. in California.In summation,this movie is pretty well done but try to view the original(Inferno),made in 1953, for a real treat.


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