City on Fire

City on Fire

Director: Alvin Rakoff Cast: Barry Newman, Susan Clark, Shelley Winters


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City on Fire, a disaster thriller filmed in Canada with dialogue in both French and English, tells the story of an oil-refinery explosion in a small town. Dr. Frank Whitman (Barry Newman) and his co-workers, including Nurse Harper (Shelley Winters) and Dr. Matwick (Donald Pilon), fight bravely to save the victims even when they, themselves are endangered by the fire. The film also features cameos by Ava Gardner and Henry Fonda. The film moves at a fast pace and creates a great deal of suspense as the fire closes in on the survivors. Director Alvin Rakoff uses creativity instead of a big budget and, aided by the splendid cinematography of Rene Verzier, succeeds in creating an exciting disaster film.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/23/2016
UPC: 0853765005465
Original Release: 1978
Rating: R
Source: Scorpion Releasing
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:46:00
Sales rank: 34,763

Special Features

Brand New HD Scan!; Original TV Spot

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barry Newman Frank Whitman
Susan Clark Diana Brockhurst-Lautrec
Shelley Winters Nurse Andrea Harper
Leslie Nielsen Mayor William Dudley
James Franciscus Jimbo
Ava Gardner Maggie Garyson
Henry Fonda Chief Albert Risley
Jefferson Mappin Beezer
Lee Murray Tory
John Welsh Herman Stover
Hilary Labow Mrs. Adams
Richard Donat Captain Harrison Risley
Mavor Moore John O'Brien
Donald Pilon Dr. Matwick
Terry Haig Terry James
Cec Linder Councilman Paley
Ken James Andrew
Earl Pennington Mr. Clark
Sonny Forbes Tom
Bronwen Mantel Sarah Watts
Jerome Tiberghien Fireman Waller
Melody Ryane Nuerse Florence Stoddard
John Friesen Albert
Nancy Beatty Mary Stover

Technical Credits
Alvin Rakoff Director
Jacques Clairoux Editor
Yvon Duhaime Costumes/Costume Designer
Harold Greenberg Executive Producer
Claude Heroux Producer
Jack Hill Screenwriter
Sandy Howard Executive Producer
Celine la Freniere Screenwriter
David P. Lewis Screenwriter
Claude Marchand Art Director
William McCauley Score Composer
Matthew McCauley Score Composer
William McCrow Production Designer
Jean Pol Passet Editor
Patrick Rousseau Sound/Sound Designer
René Verzier Cinematographer
Cliff Wenger Special Effects

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- City on Fire
1. Chapter 1 [3:28]
2. Chapter 2 [5:45]
3. Chapter 3 [4:13]
4. Chapter 4 [7:30]
5. Chapter 5 [6:37]
6. Chapter 6 [6:55]
7. Chapter 7 [5:59]
8. Chapter 8 [8:31]
9. Chapter 9 [7:43]
10. Chapter 10 [9:21]
11. Chapter 11 [7:45]
12. Chapter 12 [7:45]
13. Chapter 13 [11:48]
14. Chapter 14 [10:07]
15. Chapter 15 [2:26]
16. Chapter 16 [:01]

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