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The Flame Barrier (1958)

Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover ... See full summary »

Director:

Paul Landres

Writers:

Pat Fielder (screenplay), George Worthing Yates (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Arthur Franz ... Dave Hollister
Kathleen Crowley ... Carol Dahlmann
Robert Brown ... Matt Hollister
Vicente Padula Vicente Padula ... Julio (as Vincent Padula)
Rodd Redwing ... Waumi
Kaz Oran Kaz Oran ... Tispe
Grace Mathews Grace Mathews ... Mexican girl
Pilar Del Rey Pilar Del Rey ... Indian girl
Larry Duran Larry Duran ... Bearer
Bernie Gozier ... Wounded Indian
Roberto Contreras ... Village Indian
Dan Gachman Dan Gachman ... Howard Dahlmann
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Storyline

Carol Dahlmann enlists the Hollister brothers to help locate her missing husband. The husband was tracking a fallen satellite through the jungle. While tracking him down, the trio discover an unusually strong acid killing animals and people. Written by Ray Hamel <hamel@primate.wisc.edu>

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The First Satellite That Returned To Earth...And The Hell It Brought With It

Genres:

Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

It Fell from the Flame Barrier See more »

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Budget:

$100,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Gramercy Pictures (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The somewhat unusual mixing of jungle adventure and science fiction film elements has been noted by both the people involved in producing the movie and those who have commented on it. Fielder told American film scholar Tom Weaver in an interview, "I think we were kind of following a pattern of other jungle movies of the time - but there had been the event of a Sputnik going up with a monkey on board". Gardner said in the same interview, "We were disappointed in The Flame Barrier", because "without a good screenplay, you just can't make a good film". He also noted that The Flame Barrier - like the other Gramercy Pictures horror/sci-fi films The Monster That Challenged the World, The Vampire and The Return of Dracula - was "not very profitable." See more »

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Now, available in Public Domain
7 July 2017 | by proelingSee all my reviews

This movie has virtually disappeared from the face of the Earth. Of those who saw it on late night TV in the 1960's, who can forget the look of terror frozen on the scientist who had been"absorbed" by the radioactive crystalline goo? You who are too young to remember, it will seem like nothing. But for those vintage enough to remember, that scene must be seared in the back of your eye sockets.

And how did a satellite crash through a jungle, skid hard enough to leave a scorched gouge, and then somehow wedge itself down into the bottom of a cave anyway?

You are in for a real treat. This classic can now be found on the Internet Archive (www.Archive.org). Please remember to tip your waitress . . .

https://archive.org/details/TheFlameBarrier1958_20170708


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