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Fire Down Below (1957)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 14 June 1957 (Japan)
The friendship between two tramp boat owners is threatened by the arrival of a beautiful and seductive passenger.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Irena
... Felix
... Tony
... Harbour Master
Bonar Colleano ... Lt. Sellers
... Doctor Sam
Edric Connor ... Jimmy Jean
... Captain of Ulysses
Joan Miller ... Mrs. Canaday
... Miguel
... Hotel Owner
Lionel Murton ... The American
Vivian Matalon ... 1st U.S. Sailor
... 2nd U.S. Sailor
... 3rd U.S. Sailor
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Storyline

Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Flaming out of the Caribbean... the big excitement, the burning excitement!!! See more »

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Adventure | Drama

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14 June 1957 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Spiel mit dem Feuer  »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,050,000, 31 December 1957
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The first of two back-to-back films Robert Mitchum filmed in the Caribbean. The second was John Huston's Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957). See more »

Goofs

Early on in the trip, Felix and Tony get into a fist fight, and Jimmy Jean continues to steer before eventually breaking up the fight. When the camera pulls back, it is clear that the boat is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Irena: Sometimes you wonder what God had in mind when He invented the male sex.
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Connections

Referenced in Cubby Broccoli: The Man Behind Bond (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Fire Down Below
Performed by Jeri Southern
Written by Lester Lee and Ned Washington
[Through the courtesy of Decca Records]
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Is Bob In Lov With Jack?
20 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This is a very curious film.There seems to me a love affair going on between Jack and Bob.Jack is really jealous of Rita for having lured Bob away.It has to be said that Jack must be a better proposition for Bob given the rather aged appearance of Rita.One gets the impression that Rita is doing an impersonation of herself a dozen years before in Gilda.Alas time has taken its toll.Ritas figure for one is rather too matronly and her face shows too many worry lines.All rather sad.It is a strange film in that it suddenly changes tack with a completely different plot.Rita and Bob disappear for about half an hour.The second half is better than the drab and predictable first half.It also has the advantage of the presence of Herbert Lom and Bonar Cellano.Definitely only a film for the fans of the three stars.


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