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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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The wonder of 3-D STEREOPHONIC SOUND The marvel of 3-D Color by TECHNICOLOR ENHANCED A THOUSANDFOLD! See more »


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Trivia

Twentieth Century-Fox's first 3D film. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie, after Robert Ryan has put a splint on his broken leg (which continues to cause him a lot of pain), he takes a small branch and breaks it over the injured leg, seemingly without feeling any pain. See more »

Quotes

Donald Whitley Carson III: [after finding water in a cactus] This stuff's a great discovery. Just sit there and work on it all day and you can get enough juice to sit there and work on it all day.
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Alternate Versions

Also shown in a 3D version. See more »

Connections

Remade as Ordeal (1973) 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Inferno 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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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