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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

Writer:

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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The wreckage from the train crashing into the river is still there today, decades later! The wreckage is located at N 47°19.785 W 123° 38.595, along the Wynoochee River, near the Olympic National Forest in Washington State. See more »

Goofs

Steve works for the county sheriff's department, but his shoulder patch says "police department". There is a difference. 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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Soundtracks

Ring of Fire
Written by Duane Eddy
Performed by Duane Eddy
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watch where you toss your cigarettes
16 December 2003 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

Ring of Fire opens with a great Duane Eddy song that accompanies the credits. For that reason, it's best to see this film from the beginning.

David Janssen plays a small-town Oregon police officer who tries to arrest three hoodlums played by Frank Gorshin, James Johnson, and Joyce Taylor. They are eating lunch in the town diner, when Janssen discovers that they are the prime suspects of a gas station hold-up the previous night. As he's driving them to the police station to book them for the gas station robbery, one of them grabs his gun, primarily because they weren't handcuffed. Thus begins the movie. As the four of them camp out in the outlying forest, Joyce Taylor decides to seduce David Janssen. Along with the cool Duane Eddy song, she is another reason not to miss this film. Frank Gorshin, who plays the supposed leader of the group, is good as a hardened juvenile delinquent. Of the Andrew Stone movies that I've been lucky enough to see, this is undoubtedly my favorite. It's in color, outdoors, on location, and manages to be amusing and exciting at the same time. The culminating fire scene, with the whole town running for their lives, isn't to be missed.


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