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Man on Fire (1957)

Approved | | Drama | 21 October 1957 (Sweden)
A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him, is bitter about the divorce, and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to ... See full summary »

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Ranald MacDougall

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Ranald MacDougall (screen play by), Malvin Wald (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bing Crosby ... Earl Carleton
Inger Stevens ... Nina Wylie
Mary Fickett ... Gwen Seward
E.G. Marshall ... Sam Dunstock
Malcolm Brodrick Malcolm Brodrick ... Theodore 'Ted' Carleton
Richard Eastham ... Bryan Seward
Anne Seymour ... Judge Randolph
Dan Riss ... Mack
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A wealthy businessman whose wife has divorced him, is bitter about the divorce, and prevents his ex-wife from seeing their child. The ex-wife takes him to court, and a judge tries to determine what will be best for the child. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1957 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Bing Crosby wanted to marry Inger Stevens after making this film, but she refused to convert to Catholicism. See more »

Quotes

Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: How do you know if you love someone?
Nina Wylie: You try to make them happy.
Theodore 'Ted' Carleton: Then let me go.
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Version of The Alcoa Hour: Man on Fire (1956) See more »

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Man On Fire
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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YOU WILL BE ON FIRE
6 June 2019 | by Richie-67-485852See all my reviews

A well done movie on the subject that plagues and visits with quite a bit of people i.e. divorce and custody. Family Law court is not a friendly place only because of the untamed and wild emotions flying here and there with the stakes being live children, someone you used to love and the life you built together. This movie portrays this and more. You need a seat belt once this movie gets going because its raw reality presented from all the players and their point of views. Mind you, there is no right or wrong here just a mess that mankind creates and tries to sort out best everyone can. In a perfect world, this subject would not and could not exist. Today, we lose sight of the stakes which are human lives and souls to gain emotional and prideful victories that in time testify of themselves. Think; What if you gained your way at all cost? What about the other fellow and his desire? This movie is easy to relate to. Either you went through this or know someone who did making it an unwanted stranger but one that must be identified and dealt with. Mother, father, children, love, brevity of life, sacrifice, hurt, pain, sorrow, bitterness all presented so you can see yourself and then to do something about it. Some choices are hard in life and some easier but all teach us to make good use of your time while here. How? Love god and love man....and let hope do the rest. Now to watch as...


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