***1/2. Seen in 3D. A symphony in orange and green. Fire can save or kill in this little Fox production shot just before the Cinemascope revolution. Rhonda Fleming in 3D is just gorgeous and I thought once or twice that she was about to pop out of the screen and kiss me goodnight. There's also the required rattlesnake and all kinds of objects thrown towards the camera. I don't mind as long as Rhonda is around.***1/2
OK programmer starring Robert Ryan as a man left behind in the desert with a broken leg by his cheating wife and her lover who is forced to survive and escape his fate. Ryan is pretty much the whole show here though it should be noted the film was one of the early entries in the 50's 3-D craze.
Frequently hilarious (almost every character is an asshole) and rigorously detailed camping disaster picture. Good use of 3D alongside a terrific performance (standard-issue) by Ryan, perilously swinging between self-hatred and jilted rage as he tries to claw his way out of the desert.
One of the Roy Ward Baker's key theme is survival. Inferno displays the director's ability to create keen survival film with much creativity. It is tense, thrilling, and surprisingly meditative. A desparation of the main character who is left to die in desert, come through from every existance of the film's lead, Robert Ryan. It certainly is one of the best films from director Baker as well as great Robert Ryan.