Green Fire

Synopsis: Rian Mitchell discovers an emerald deposit in South America, but gets chased away before he can start to mine. He tricks his partner, Vic, into returning to the site. While there, he meets Catherine and Donald Knowland, siblings who run a coffee plantation. Rian falls for Catherine and is torn between his love for her and his love for the "green fire" of emeralds.
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Director(s): Andrew Marton
Production: MGM
100 min


Green Fire

Emeralds burning

Like true love

So rare

So thrilling to hold

Green Fire

Shining bright as a new love

Beware So precious a stone

Two hearts can be

Two beautiful jewels

But worthless

When wasted on fools

Who go searching blindly

For Green Fire

found in faraway places

Like love

And burning desire

There's magic

In Green Fire

Green Fire

Thank you, Father.

That's what I really call

saving a man's soul.

Are you American?

No, English.

The name's Rian Mitchell.

Thank you.

I ran into

a couple of horse lovers.

El Moro's men.

Even today our mountains

have animals

that do not walk on four legs.

El Moro?

If you just get me patched up,

I've gotta catch a boat

to the city.

He has a bullet wound.

Let's get him inside, Father.


How do you feel?

I'm not quite sure yet.

I'm Catherine Knowland.

Well, thank you

for putting me up.


Just a flesh wound.

You'll be fine

after a few days rest.

You were very lucky.

That's what I was thinking.

Senor Mitchell, I'm glad to see

you're with us again.

Hello, Father, you see.

All I needed

was couple of hours sleep.

Did I say something funny?

You were brought here yesterday.


You mean today is Saturday?


What time is it?

It's almost two. Why?

Oh, if I'm gonna

catch that riverboat,

I'm gonna have to get a move on.

You're not thinking

of leaving today.

Yeah, I have a partner

who worries about me

in the city.

But you're in no condition

to travel.

You will be wise to listen,

Senor Mitchell.

In the absence

of a local physician,

Catherine has become

quite expert.

Oh, yeah? So I see.

I haven't lost a patient yet.

Now don't go spoiling my record.

Don't worry about me.

One week

on that floating palace,

and I'll be as good as new.

Hmm, an iron man.

I'm surprised a bullet

could pass through you at all.

Now, this is really important.

Is there any way

of getting me to the boat?

Well, if you insist.

I'll get the Jeep.

You'll find everything you need

in the dressing room.

All right.

Shaving kit and some clothes.

There we go.

How's the patient?

He thinks he's ready

for the Olympics.

He looks like a man who's been

places and done things.

Don, weren't you and the men

going to shore up

the levee today?

Well, just give me a minute

to shore up my own levee.

A man can break, too, you know.

Sorry, Cathy.

We might as well face it,

we're getting deeper

in the hole all the time.

Well, now that we've hit bottom,

there's no place to go but up.

Oh, this year we're going to

have a fine harvest.

Things'll be just like

they used to be, you'll see.

Good try, Cathy,

but I still believe

coffee's best in a cup.

Say, on a terrace

overlooking the Mediterranean --

I'll get right to work

on the levee.

Oh, by the way, Father,

what happened to the shirt

I was wearing?

I'm afraid

there was not much left to burn.

But I thought

you would like to keep this.

Yes, I would.

Thank you, Father.

You have good news

for your partner.

Well, I'm alive, thanks to you.

That will please him, of course

but, I was thinking

about Carrere.

Carrere? What's that?

The mine, Senor Mitchell.

You found the lost emerald

mine of the Conquistadores.

Do you mean that?

That's only a bit of beryllium,


A piece of beryllium

doesn't mean to say

I found an emerald mine.

But you did.

What makes you so sure?

Because five years ago,

I too, found Carrere.

You're wondering

why I have kept it a secret?

The wealth

of the smallest emerald

could do much for my people.

But it could destroy them, too.

Turn brother against brother,

pour blood upon blood.

Oh, the history of Carrere

is not a pleasant one.

That is why I was hoping

you would not return.

Look, Father,

I've been all over the world

searching for the jackpot

that wasn't there.

Lasseter's Reef,

Opal Valley, Golden Horn,

you name them,

I've dug for them.

You know I'm coming back.

Pretty good fit, huh?

So I see.

Will you thank

your husband for me?

Donald's my brother,

Mr. Mitchell,

but, uh, I'll thank him anyway.

Is all this yours?

Must be quite a project,

growing coffee.

My grandfather used to say

there's nothing to it.

You just find a wilderness,

clear the land, plant the seed.

Watch over it while it grows.

Then, after five years,

if it hasn't been killed

by root borer, caterpillar,

frost, moss, drought or flood,

you've got a coffee bean.

I never knew.

From now on, every breakfast

will be an adventure.

Oh, I'm sorry!


Iron Man.

Come aboard, Senor Mitchell,

we are about to sail.

Well, I'll see you next trip,


You're coming back?

Sure. I've gotta return

the wardrobe.

That will make Donald

very happy.

Senor Mitchell, you will have to

come aboard at once.

Oh. Yeah.

Well, I've brought you

this far...

Every minute I get deeper

and deeper in your debt.

Medical care, transport,

outfit, and now, money.

You've got quite

an investment in me.

So I have.

I hope you're the kind of girl

who keeps an eye

on her investment.

You'd better meet me

when I come back.

Senor Mitchell,

if you are not on board at once,

you are not on board.

Will you?

You'd better go.

See you the next trip

up the river.

Mister, buy ticket,


Buy lottery ticket.

Maybe you win many pesos.

Please, mister.

Buy ticket. Maybe you win.

You know, what I like

about you, Dolores,

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Ivan Goff

Ivan Goff (17 April 1910 – 23 September 1999) was an Australian screenwriter, best known for his collaborations with Ben Roberts including White Heat (1949), Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) and the pilot for Charlie's Angels (1976). more…

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