Fire Down Below 1957 NR CC

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Featuring a stellar cast, including superstars Rita Hayworth (Gilda), Robert Mitchum (The Night of the Hunter) and Jack Lemmon (Save the Tiger) - FIRE DOWN BELOW is the story of small-time smugglers on the high seas and the love triangle which develops between them.

Starring:
Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum
Runtime:
1 hour, 56 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Adventure
Director Robert Parrish
Starring Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum
Supporting actors Jack Lemmon, Herbert Lom, Bonar Colleano, Bernard Lee, Edric Connor, Peter Illing, Joan Miller, Anthony Newley, Eric Pohlmann, Lionel Murton, Vivian Matalon, Gordon Tanner, Maurice Kaufmann, Murray Kash, Maya Koumani, Phillip Baird, Keith Banks, 'Stretch' Cox Troupe
Studio Columbia Pictures
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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3.7 out of 5 stars

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Steven Hellerstedt on May 8, 2004
Format: DVD
More football games have been lost and more movies ruined by bad time management.... FIRE DOWN BELOW has everything it needs to be a five-star classic - a charismatic cast headed by Rita Hayworth, Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon, a colorful and picturesque location in Tobago and Trinidad, and a compelling story of friendship, love and jealousy. Unfortunately, it practically grinds to a halt in the second half.
Felix (Robert Mitchum) and Tony (Jack Lemmon) own a tramp boat and make a living of sorts hiring it out. Felix is a crusty veteran and Tony is a fresh bud sowing some young wild oats. Life is good (if a little ragged) when Irena (Rita Hayworth) walks into their life and they agree to smuggle her to the small island of Santa Nada. Irena has a few secrets to keep and to escape from, and for $1000 Felix and Tony aren't asking many questions. They agree to take her there.
Will Tony fall for the dark-eyed Irena? Will Felix? Which one will she choose? Heck, we could plot this one ourselves and get it right. You can sniff this one out pretty fast, and there aren't a lot of surprises, but with a cast of this caliber it doesn't really matter.
The boys eventually have a falling out over Irena, and within a couple of plot-beats Tony finds himself a hired hand on a cargo ship. Add a little fog and another boat and there's a collision and Tony is pinned in the bulkhead.
And there we sit for pretty much the second half of the movie. Worried about the resolution of the Irena/Felix/Tony conflict, we're pinned under this plot twist way way way too long. Tug boats haul the ship into harbor, the US Navy is asked to winch or cut him out and we're along for each agonizing step. Minus two points for that.
If you're a fan of any of the leads this is worth your while. And it's pretty to look at. The dvd also contains Rita Hayworth trailers.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mark A. Wallace on August 15, 2004
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This DVD is an underrated movie that never seems to have gotten much attention.And it should have,because its a great movie.With a nice transfer to DVD,nice color and sharp picture.There are some fine performances from Robert Mitchum and Rita Hayworth.And as usual Jack Lemmon is strong,in a slightly more serious role for him at this time in his career.The DVD is a little pricey,and doesnt include any real features or extras.Nonetheless looks GREAT and is a fine little movie that i recommend to anyone who likes these 3 great actors/actresses.An overlooked gem of a movie that should be checked out.Cheers!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Trevor Willsmer TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 17, 2007
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Nothing to do with Steven Seagal, 1957's Fire Down Below can be seen either as a typical Hollywood romantic triangle (although it's actually a British film) or, for the more trivia minded, as a footnote to the Bond films, with co-producer Albert R. Broccoli assembling various Bond team members five years before the event - the first M (Bernard Lee) and Blofeld (Eric Pholmann) in front of the cameras, production designer Syd Cain and special effects man Cliff Richardson behind them. The story is pretty simple: Robert Mitchum and Jack Lemmon eke out a precarious and less than legal living in Trinidad by ferrying tourists or the odd consignment of contraband in their rundown boat until one day their cargo - in this case displaced person Rita Hayworth, always one port ahead of a warrant - comes between them. Things reach a head when Lemmon finds himself trapped in the cargo hulk of a burning ship while Bernard Lee, Herbert Lom and Bonar Colleano try to free him before they're forced to abandon the ship in deep waters to avoid the entire harbor being destroyed.

While the first half of the film ambles along pleasantly enough, it's this section that really grips (and spectacularly eats up most of the budget), even though Mitch and Rita disappear for nearly 40 minutes while all this is going on. In fact, Hayworth all but disappears from the second half of the film entirely, having little to do once Lemmon decides to make an ill-fated smuggling run and making surprisingly little impact doing it, though it is your only chance to see her calypso dance with Tutte Lemkow! (Incidentally, it was while in Trinidad for this film that Mitchum was inspired to record one of the greatest albums of all time, Calypso is Like So: if you don't have it in your collection, you need to!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Reader on April 10, 2014
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I always say poor Rita when I see her movies. Not because her movies are not good but because she was so type cast. The studio liked her as the femme fatale because of her sexuality, which was impossible to hide. I think she should have played more parts like Angels over Broadway. With that said, this is a well-acted movie and the lead actors do a tremendous job.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rowdy on June 4, 2012
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Everyone can enjoy this flick. It may be an older picture, but this is one of the BEST movies for Robert Mitchum, Jack Lemmon, and suprisingly Rita Hayworth. And the theme music will stay with you for a lifetime. I find that even though I hadn't seen the movie in 20 years, I still whistle or hum the song. This movie has everything, period!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andre Vellagio on June 27, 2013
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One word description of this movie - RITA! Nothing else matters. The only "drag" in the film comes late when she is not on screen due to the fact that it focuses on Jack Lemmon's accident.
But, she re-emerges in time to save the day!

Great fast service - I'm very well pleased with my purchase!
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