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Back from Eternity (1956)

When a commercial plane force-lands in a South-American jungle, the passengers and pilots must patch-up the engines and escape the cannibal-infested area.

Director:

John Farrow

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (screen play by), Richard Carroll (story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Ryan ... Bill Lonagan
Anita Ekberg ... Rena
Rod Steiger ... Vasquel
Phyllis Kirk ... Louise Melhorn
Keith Andes ... Joe Brooks
Gene Barry ... Jud Ellis
Fred Clark ... Crimp
Beulah Bondi ... Martha Spangler
Cameron Prud'Homme ... Prof. Henry Spangler
Jesse White ... Pete Boswick
Adele Mara ... Maria Alvarez - Stewardess
Jon Provost ... Tommy Malone
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Storyline

A South American plane loaded with an assortment of characters crash lands in a remote jungle area in the middle of a storm. The passengers then discover they are in an area inhabited by vicious cannibals and must escape before they are found. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Genres:

Adventure | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1957 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Portofino See more »

Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,500,000
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The twin engine plane that crashes is a Douglas DC2 built in 1935. It is still registered in Texas as 'active' by the FAA. See more »

Goofs

Vasquel walks away from the group around the fire pit and the follow up shot shows him relieving himself . See more »

Quotes

Jud Ellis: We're engaged, Louise. We'd a been married if this thing hadn't happened. Now, we, only a short time left.
Louise Melhorn: Please leave me alone.
Jud Ellis: Why should I? You're my girl!
Louise Melhorn: Don't Jud. Please, stop it!
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Referenced in The James Dean Story (1957) See more »

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Boarding on runway number 5. Belly land in the jungle.
12 June 2002 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Director John Farrow re-makes FIVE CAME BACK(1939), which he also directed. The crew and passengers of a crippled plane try to survive in a South American jungle. Pretty bland, but worth watching due to the acting of Rod Steiger. Destined to face a firing squad, Steiger's character is pivotal to the films anxious finale. Other cast members of note are: Robert Ryan, Gene Barry, Phyllis Kirk, Anita Ekberg and a young Jon Provost. If you are like me and enjoy watching the old black & white movies...this really isn't so bad.


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