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Lee H. Katzin
Arthur Hill, Diana Muldaur, James Stacy, Macdonald Carey and Michael Ansara
9.5 out of 10 / A+
REGION CODE: 0
Region All / Free DVD-R (playable worldwide)
Produced during the glory days of the made-for-television movie, this film depicts the struggle of a difficult man, left to his own devices in the desert. Hill plays a wealthy, but obstinate, heavy-drinking and bitter man who is on a trip into the desert with his wife and their guide to examine a potential mine. When he falls from his horse and breaks his leg severely, the wife (Diana Muldaur) and the guide (James Stacy) leave him with some water and supplies and ride back for help. However, realizing this is a golden chance to be rid of Hill, Muldaur suggests that she and Stacy leave him in the desert to die of exposure and starvation! She offers herself and her prospective inheritance as the reward for his going along with the plan. While she and Stacy wonder about the status of their scheme as they lollygag around the swimming pool, Hill realizes what has happened and decides he is not going to be done in quite that easily. He sets his own leg using supplies that the duo has left behind and begins the arduous trek back to the civilized world. Meanwhile, his business associate (Macdonald Carey) wonders what's going on and local sheriff (Michael Ansara) keeps looking for him (even several weeks after the disappearance!) Hill is terrific as the nasty grouch who begins to find inner strength and, eventually, inner peace through his harrowing ordeal. Muldaur, an actress who effortlessly projected cool calculation, does a great job as well. She isn't the stunning siren that, perhaps, might be a more obvious lure for Stacy, but her money and her skill as a lover certainly make up for that. Stacy is laconic and quite understated, though that makes him somewhat more believable. Kitsch fans will enjoy checking out Muldaur's 70's clothing and home furnishings while scenery aficionados will appreciate the desert location filming.
The film is essentially a remake of the 1953 theatrical film "Inferno" which starred Rhonda Fleming and Robert Ryan (which is also available through us)
Titled menu with picture thumbnail, the name of the film, director and year of release.
Chapter points correspond to appropriate scene transitions within the film.
Inkjet-printed disc top that includes title, director and year of release.
The disc is housed in a slimline, soft plastic jewel case.
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All-Region playable Taiyo Yuden media.
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