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Ring of Fire (1961)





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Featuring footage from two real forest fires seamlessly edited into the story's nail-biting climax, this thrilling crime drama chronicles the redemption of three young punks who are captured by a local sheriff while robbing an Oregon gas station. Unfortunately, during the arrest, the propitious lawman neglects to check the female crook for weapons and she whips out a gun. The three delinquents then take him hostage. They then head for the forest to spend the night. The female tries unsuccessfully to seduce the cop. The next morning one of the guys wants to kill him, but instead dies himself. Meanwhile a search and rescue team looks for the missing sheriff. They crooks are captured and the young boy claims that the cop raped the young girl. A heated argument ensues. The fire begins when the young boy throws a lit cigarette upon the ground. As a result of his thoughtlessness, a town is endangered and must somehow be evacuated before a terrible disaster ensues.


David Janssen
as Sgt. Steve Walsh
Joyce Taylor
as Bobbie "Skidoo" Adams
Frank Gorshin
as Frank Henderson
James Johnson
as Roy Anderson
Joel Marston
as Deputy Pringle
Ron Myron
as Sheriff Niles
Doodles Weaver
as Mr. Hobart
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