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Fire down below (1957)
Tony and Felix own a tramp boat, and sail around the Caribbean doing odd jobs and drinking a lot. They agree to ferry the beautiful but passportless Irena to another island. They both fall for her, leading to betrayal and a break-up of their partnership. Tony takes a job on a cargo ship. After a collision he finds himself trapped below deck with time running out (the ship is aflame), and only Felix, whom he hates and has sworn to kill, left to save him.
Rita Hayworth ... Irena
Robert Mitchum ... Felix Bowers
Jack Lemmon ... Tony
Herbert Lom ... Harbor Master
Bonar Colleano ... Lt. Sellars
Bernard Lee ... Dr. Sam Blake
Peter Illing ... Captain of the 'Ulysses'
Edric Connor ... Jimmy Jean
Anthony Newley ... Miguel
Eric Pohlmann ... Hotel Owner
Lionel Murton ... American
Vivian Matalon ... Sailor
Gordon Tanner ... Sailor
Director: Robert Parrish
Codecs: XVid / MP3
Firstly, I like the title of this movie - a double-entendre that describes the action on the water while hinting at the passions raging within the three lead characters.
The movie starts off with a straightforward menage-a-trois situation: Mitchum and Lemmon (in a rare early serious role) both have the hots for the mysterious woman (Hayworth) they are ferrying illegally to a Caribbean island, and inevitably fall out. Having lost Hayworth to Mitchum, Lemmon vows to kill his former friend.
And then, suddenly, we're watching another movie; a tense and highly-involving 'man-in-peril' story that introduces a new set of characters and dispenses with Mitchum and Hayworth until the last 15 minutes. Upon their re-introduction to the story the plot divebombs spectacularly into trite Hollywood cliche, and the final 'confrontation' scene has to be the dampest squib ever filmed.
Lemmon is great in his part, though - and drinks a lot of beer when in peril, which I find to be an endearing quality in any character; Hayworth is past her best already - and looks pretty lousy in some shots - but her performance is solid, while never really softening enough for the viewer to find truly sympathetic. And Mitchum - well, he's the same old two-fisted, heavy-lidded, sucked-in-stomach character he was before and since. No bad thing in my book.
Made on location in Trinidad, "Fire Down Below" was Rita Hayworth's return to the screen after a four-year absence…
During her screen absence Joseph L. Mankiewicz's "The Barefoot Contessa," which starred Ava Gardner as a Spanish dancing-girl who becomes first an international film star and then a Contessa, was released with great success… Although Mankiewicz had always denied there were fictional similarities between his film and Hayworth's own private life, most filmgoers and film gossips felt otherwise…
In fact they regarded "The Barefoot Contessa" as an obvious imitation or approximation of Rita's life, just as they had found similarities between her husband Orson Welles' film "Citizen Kane" and the life of newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst…
Therefore "Fire Down Below" had a sort of "built-in" curiosity about it and critics who for years had ignored Rita's acting abilities or were even willing to admit their possibilities, were now beginning to regard her as an actress instead of just a sex symbol…
Considerably older-looking, and playing a woman used and abused by many men, Rita had a few lines that contained cruel accuracies about her own life…
Several commentors over the years have remarked on the folding between what's in this movie regarding Rita and her life outside the film.
It barely needs mentioning here. She was a lovely woman with little talent. Appeal outstripped reach and produced much the same frustrated resignation in her that her character has here. She's too old to carry the charms she's used. Here, it is all explained as from "bad men," but its a question of striving toward failure — something we recognize as viewers more than the Disney business of some transcendent realization of self and possibility.
It matters here and in life because she is one of our anchor redheads. The one that got us through the war, perhaps denoting what got us into it (so far as the Pacific). She's the redhead that entangled the greatest filmmaker of the era and wove a confusion that cost us plenty.
(Suppose she had been a real partner or muse to Orson? Suppose he had resolved to actually FINISH films? Suppose he embodied what he thought he sought in a redheaded dancer? Suppose it had worked, and we didn't end with two broken souls.)
Anyway, that's half of the story. The other half is about two men fighting for possession of the virtual corpse. It was a powerful thing in its day, I think because of the cinematic centrality of the setup: a ship with Lemmon trapped in the front and a seething firebomb in the back. Men trying to free him and giving up. His hated rival, saving him (did we EVER doubt this would happen?). A wise black observer.
Also in its day, the ending was considered "mature." A crisis unresolved. The tragedy in the walking wounded.
I think this is worth watching because of the history of film it gives us.
# Inspired by their location shoot in Trinidad/Tobago, Robert Mitchum recorded a calypso album, and 'Jack Lemmon' (q) scored a harmonica theme for the movie.
· Año: 1957
· Director: Robert Parrish
· Guión: Max Catto Irwin Shaw
· País: Sin especificar
· Género: Aventuras
Sinopsis: Tony y Félix son dos marineros que se dedican a pescar en una barca que navega por el Caribe. En una de sus salidas al mar, la pareja se pelea por Irena, la mujer que ambos ...
Tony (Jack Lemmon) y Félix (Robert Mitchum) son dos amigos que están muy contentos con la vida que llevan. Se dedican a navegar por el Caribe en su barco mercante, huyendo de los problemas de la civilización. Pero su relajada vida pega un vuelco cuando descubren a una bella muchacha, que se ha colado de polizón en su barco. Se trata de Irena (Rita Hayworth), que pretende llegar a una isla. Ambos acceden a transportar a Irena, pero irremediablemente se sienten atraídos por ella. Esta situación crear un conflicto que rompe su larga amistad. Un odio exacerbado se levanta entre Tony y Félix. La acción llega a su punto culminante cuando Tony se encuentra en una situación de extremo peligro y sólo Félix puede salvarle.
Una divertida película con un argumento clásico, en el que dos hombres de caracteres distintos pelean por una bonita mujer. La Hayworth ya había alcanzado el estrellato en Hollywood, con títulos como Gilda (1946) o La dama de Shanghai (1948), y esta película trata de ser un vehículo para su lucimiento. Está respaldada por dos excelentes intérpretes. Basada en la novela de Max Patto. Una comedia muy recomendable para los aficionados al cine clásico.