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Opened in Madrid in May 1964 as Fuego . Also known as Pyro--The Thing Without a Face and Pyro--Man Without a Face . Working title: A Cold Wind From Hell ... More Less

Opened in Madrid in May 1964 as Fuego . Also known as Pyro--The Thing Without a Face and Pyro--Man Without a Face . Working title: A Cold Wind From Hell . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Sidney W. Pink-Harry Eller Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Original cost and dresses for Miss Hyer designed b
MUSIC
Orig mus comp & cond by
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Fuego
The Thing Without a Face
Man without a face
A cold wind from hell
Release Date:
February 1964
Copyright Claimant:
S. W. P. Productions
Copyright Date:
27 November 1963
Copyright Number:
LP27091
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Panacolor
Duration(in mins):
99
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

British engineer Vance Pierson invents a new generator in the shape of a Ferris wheel and moves his family to Spain to supervise its construction. Looking for a house, he meets Laura Blanco and stops her from setting fire to her house in an effort to collect the insurance. He moves into Laura's house with his family but is drawn into a passionate affair with Laura that so jeopardizes his family life and his career that he ends the affair. Maddened by the rejection, Laura sets fire to the house, and Vance's wife and daughter burn to death. He is horribly disfigured trying to save them and vows revenge. He escapes from the hospital, perfects a presentable disguise, and sets out to find and kill Laura and her daughter. He sets fires that kill Laura's mother, brother, and sister-in-law, and Laura flees to a small coastal town and goes into seclusion. Vance travels with a carnival, and the owner's daughter, Liz, falls in love with him. Finding Laura, Vance starts a fire that burns her to death. He then takes her child back to the carnival, intending to throw her from the Ferris wheel, but the police and Liz convince him the child should be spared. After placing the child safely in the gondola seat, Vance leaps to his death, losing his mask as he ... +


British engineer Vance Pierson invents a new generator in the shape of a Ferris wheel and moves his family to Spain to supervise its construction. Looking for a house, he meets Laura Blanco and stops her from setting fire to her house in an effort to collect the insurance. He moves into Laura's house with his family but is drawn into a passionate affair with Laura that so jeopardizes his family life and his career that he ends the affair. Maddened by the rejection, Laura sets fire to the house, and Vance's wife and daughter burn to death. He is horribly disfigured trying to save them and vows revenge. He escapes from the hospital, perfects a presentable disguise, and sets out to find and kill Laura and her daughter. He sets fires that kill Laura's mother, brother, and sister-in-law, and Laura flees to a small coastal town and goes into seclusion. Vance travels with a carnival, and the owner's daughter, Liz, falls in love with him. Finding Laura, Vance starts a fire that burns her to death. He then takes her child back to the carnival, intending to throw her from the Ferris wheel, but the police and Liz convince him the child should be spared. After placing the child safely in the gondola seat, Vance leaps to his death, losing his mask as he falls. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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