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Green Fire (1954)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama | 29 December 1954 (USA)
In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.

Director:

Andrew Marton
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Stewart Granger ... Rian X. Mitchell
Grace Kelly ... Catherine Knowland
Paul Douglas ... Vic Leonard
John Ericson ... Donald Knowland
Murvyn Vye ... El Moro
José Torvay ... Manuel (as Jose Torvay)
Robert Tafur Robert Tafur ... Father Ripero
Joe Dominguez Joe Dominguez ... Jose
Nacho Galindo ... Officer Perez
Charlita Charlita ... Dolores
Natividad Vacío Natividad Vacío ... Hernandez
Rico Alaniz ... Antonio
Paul Marion Paul Marion ... Roberto
Bobby Dominguez Bobby Dominguez ... Juan
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Storyline

Rian Mitchell discovers an emerald deposit in South America, but gets chased away before he can start to mine. He tricks his partner, Vic, into returning to the site. While there, he meets Catherine and Donald Knowland, siblings who run a coffee plantation. Rian falls for Catherine and is torn between his love for her and his love for the "green fire" of emeralds. Written by James Meek <james@oz.net>

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Taglines:

MINE CAVE-IN! Terrible peril in the heart of a lost mountain! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 December 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Grünes Feuer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,768,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,829,000, 31 December 1954

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,460,000, 31 December 1954
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System) (magnetic prints)| Mono (optical prints)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (as Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As a variety of the mineral beryl the emerald is a gemstone that is colored green and contains trace amounts of chromium and vanadium. Its name derives from the ancient Greek word "smaragdos" which means "green gem". Although mined since 1500 BC in ancient Egypt the largest producer of emeralds is Colombia with 50-95% of the world production. See more »

Goofs

The wheelbarrows being loaded to take up to the mine are not an industrial/mining wheelbarrow. They are common shallow garden wheelbarrows of the type found in the US in the 50's and 60's. They are shallow and very light weight. Not the type that would be seen in a mining operation. See more »

Quotes

Rian X. Mitchell: Greed is stronger than fear.
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Maringá
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Good cast in routine action yarn
12 November 1998 | by buxSee all my reviews

By far, the cast overshadows this routine action/adventure tale of a duo of soldiers of fortune seeking emeralds in Columbia. Kelly seems out of place as the young maiden running a coffee plantation, who eventually confronts Granger over labor and water rights. The location shots are of interest, and Granger and Douglas do the best they can with the script. Hackneyed ending provides no surprises.


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