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Inferno (1953)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Romance | 21 July 1954 (Sweden)
A tough, hard-driving business tycoon suffers a broken leg and is left to die in the desert by his scheming wife and her greedy lover.

Director:

Roy Ward Baker (as Roy Baker)

Writer:

Francis M. Cockrell (as Francis Cockrell)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Ryan ... Donald Whitley Carson III
Rhonda Fleming ... Geraldine Carson
William Lundigan ... Joseph Duncan
Larry Keating ... Dave Emory
Henry Hull ... Sam Elby
Carl Betz ... Lt. Mike Platt
Robert Burton ... Sheriff
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Storyline

20th Century-Fox put a lot of eggs in this 1953 film---3-D and stereophonic sound on prints for the few theatres equipped for that sound system in 1953, and the result was possibly the best 3-D film made during the craze. The basically-simple plot, in theory but more than that in execution, concerns a spoiled and alcoholic millionaire, Robert Ryan, who breaks his leg falling off of a horse, and is left to die in the desert by his cheating wife, Rhonda Fleming (born for Technicolor and 3-D), and her lover, William Lundigan. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Verhängnisvolle Spuren See more »

Filming Locations:

Apple Valley, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,055,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When the cast and crew arrived at the Mojave Desert location it was covered in snow and Rhonda Fleming subsequently developed pneumonia. See more »

Goofs

Right after Carson first sees Duncan's car drive by (after Duncan has spotted him in the plane), there are two cars on the side of the dirt road in the background. Since Carson is supposed to be in the middle of the deserted desert, and would presumably ask the people in the cars for help or wait until they got back, it's safe to assume that these are crew vehicles. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Donald Whitley Carson III: Would you rather have the sheriff come back out for you, or ride in with us?
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Experiments in Love (1977) See more »

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A fine suspense thriller that takes some unexpected turns.
26 October 1998 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

Robert Ryan, Rhonda Fleming and Bill Lundigan give outstanding performances in this suspensive thriller that winds up in a struggle to survive in the desert. Originally introduced in 3D in 1953, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.


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