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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The small town is actually Vernonia, Oregon (as acknowledged in the opening credits). 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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delicious film!!
4 September 2006 | by maurits-6See all my reviews

I've just seen the movie for the first time, on German television that is. Although they dub foreign movies with sometimes strange results (John Wayne and Indians speaking German...), they make sure not to compromise a film's integrity, so atmosphere, sound quality etc. are always perfectly preserved. And I must say, this film, of 1961, managed to do what only few films have in years - the grand finale with the escaping townsfolk made me hold my breath several times and had me moved to the edge of my chair. The rest of the film is also impressive, it all looked so very lifelike. No overacting, no exaggerated pathos, yet at times even poetic. A great film which makes your heart beat faster. And in spite of its age, amidst all the licked special effects block-busters of these days a refreshing experience.

Maurits Reijnen, Amsterdam


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