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Ring of Fire (1961)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 14 June 1961 (USA)
In the 1960s Oregon, two sheriff deputies arrest three teenagers for robbery but are overpowered and taken hostage while forest fires rage all around them.

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Andrew L. Stone

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Andrew L. Stone
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
David Janssen ... Sergeant Steve Walsh
Joyce Taylor ... Bobbie 'Skidoo' Adams
Frank Gorshin ... Frank Henderson
Joel Marston ... Deputy Joe Pringle
James Johnson ... Roy Anderson
Ron Myron Ron Myron ... Sheriff Tom Niles, Mason County
Marshall Kent ... Deputy
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Storyline

Frank Gorshin and his girlfriend, Joyce Taylor, are on the run from the law when apprehended and arrested by the Sherriff, David Janssen. During the transport to jail Gorshin escapes and in the ensuing chase a forest fire is started. The nearby small town is threatened and the only means of escape is by train, led by David Janssen. Written by Chas Robertson

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....MINUTE by MINUTE... MILE.....by MILE the RING OF FIRE .....closed!

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Adventure | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anel de Fogo See more »

Filming Locations:

Montesano, Washington, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Footage of two real forest fires in Oregon and California were used for this film. See more »

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During the initial kidnapping and drive out into the woods, a shadow of the camera equipment can be seen on the trunk of the car in shots from behind. See more »

Quotes

Bobbie 'Skidoo' Adams: I don't dig that gas chamber deal. Cyanide's bad for the complexion.
Sergeant Steve Walsh: In this state they hang you.
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Ring of Fire
Written by Duane Eddy
Performed by Duane Eddy
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Seen in @ least 10x
23 November 2005 | by RebeccaTSWSSee all my reviews

I've seen this at least 10 times not because it's an awesome movie but because it was filmed in the small town I grew up in. Every July it played in the small movie theater in Vernonia for at least one weekend, sometimes for the whole month. I have a lot of fun memories around it including the hoopla around the filming. Vernonia is not just a small town it's rural with only ~1500 people so it was a huge deal. As a 3rd grader it was a big deal when one of the folks from the production company showed up at my grandmother's to ask if they could film on her property. David Jansen flew in and out of Vernonia on a helicopter, landing on Bridge Street (the main street)so that he could sign autographs. I haven't seen the complete movie since 1972 and would like to see it again but can't find it.


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