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Year: 1957

Studio: Columbia Pictures
Director: Robert Parrish
Cast (in credits order):
Rita Hayworth ... Irena
Robert Mitchum ... Felix Bowers
Jack Lemmon ... Tony
Herbert Lom ... Harbor Master
Bonar Colleano ... Lt. Sellars
Bernard Lee ... Dr. Sam Blake
Anthony Newley ... Miguel

Plot synopsis: Caribbean cargo boat captain Felix Bowers and his naive mate, Tony, both fall for the lovely Irena, who needs their help to escape immigration officials.

Reviews: "Contrived but entertaining melodrama." — Leonard Maltin Video Guide
"Mitchum, as the tough man of the world, contributes one of his better portrayals." — Variety

Behind the Scenes: While on location in Tobago, Mitchum was accosted one night by three drunken sailors who challenged the tough guy actor to a fight. Mitchum prevailed, adding to his list of legendary offscreen exploits.

Tobago also added to Mitchum's resumé by inspiring the actor to cut a calypso album, Calypso is Like So.


Mitchum: The Original Bad Boy page

Mitchum, The Singer page

Fire Down Below page on Rita Hayworth fan site