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Inferno

Released Aug 12, 1953 1h 23m Drama List
100% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 50% Audience Score 100+ Ratings
When selfish and arrogant millionaire Donald Carson (Robert Ryan) fractures his leg during a desert vacation, his wife, Geraldine (Rhonda Fleming), leaves with their friend Joseph Duncan (William Lundigan) to supposedly get help. However, the two of them are really lovers who are leaving Carson to die in the heat. Slowly, Carson realizes he is on his own and vows revenge on the traitorous couple. Having had a privileged life, Carson must now use his wits to stay alive. Read More Read Less

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Matt Brunson Film Frenzy The setting may be the great outdoors and the visuals might be punched across in splashy Technicolor, but the three central characters are ripped from the film noir primer. Rated: 3/4 Nov 22, 2021 Full Review Moira Walsh America Magazine While the situations sometimes seem contrived, the picture is absorbing. Jul 15, 2021 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine A fair outdoor adventure in 3-D. Dec 2, 2019 Full Review Mattie Lucas From the Front Row A tautly directed thriller featuring well drawn characters and a compelling plot. Rated: 3/4 Jun 4, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Loses something when not seen in 3-D. Rated: B Nov 14, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Bill B Interesting premise, poorly executed. Robert Ryan's talents are wasted here. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/22/24 Full Review william k Tough Noir drama in broad daylight with a host of disagreeable characters (Robert Ryan is excellent) is straightforwardly told to its bitter ending and offers some great desert set pieces along the way. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review s r A survival film that only grew on me as it went along with its little intricacies in the plot. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Top 5 of Golden Age 3D. Engaging film-noir and beautiful photography. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member 3D & Technicolor can't save this suspenser Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member I was wondering why a 90-minute movie needed an intermission at the 45-minute mark; a bit of research revealed that it was to facilitate reel changes for the stereoscopic projection. It also worked nicely as a device to indicate the passage of time. The 3-D cinematography was gorgeous, not drawing attention to itself, save for the obligatory objects-hurled-toward-camera shots in the final act, but adding a dimension of depth to some already gorgeous shots of the desert. The story itself was surprisingly taut and suspenseful. I was ready to throttle the nursed-on-Avatar whippersnappers in attendance, though, who yammered after the movie that nothing happened until that final act. I didn't need another reason to hate Jim Cameron, but now I have one for a rainy day. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis When selfish and arrogant millionaire Donald Carson (Robert Ryan) fractures his leg during a desert vacation, his wife, Geraldine (Rhonda Fleming), leaves with their friend Joseph Duncan (William Lundigan) to supposedly get help. However, the two of them are really lovers who are leaving Carson to die in the heat. Slowly, Carson realizes he is on his own and vows revenge on the traitorous couple. Having had a privileged life, Carson must now use his wits to stay alive.
Director
Roy Ward Baker
Producer
William Bloom
Screenwriter
Francis M. Cockrell
Distributor
20th Century Fox
Production Co
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 12, 1953, Original
Release Date (DVD)
Dec 11, 2012
Runtime
1h 23m
Sound Mix
Mono