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Maracaibo (1958)

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Maracaibo was actor Cornel Wilde's second directorial effort. Wilde casts himself as troubleshooting oil man Vic Scott, who has arrived in Venezuela to help put out a fire at an offshore well. It's a ticklish situation: if Scott fails, not only will he die in the blaze, but all of Maracaibo will likely be destroyed. When he isn't risking his life, Scott romantically pursues ice-princess journalist Laura Kingsley (played by Jean Wallace, at the time Mrs. Cornel Wilde). Joe E. Ross of Car 54 Where are You fame provides a few welcome laughs as a Brooklynese oil rigger. Filmed partially on location, Maracaibo was based on a novel by Stirling Silliphant.

Cast

Cornel Wilde
as Vic Scott
Jean Wallace
as Laura Kingsley
Michael Landon
as Lago Orlando
Abbe Lane
as Elena Holbrook
Francis Lederer
as Miguel Orlando
Joe E. Ross
as Milt Karger
Jack Kosslyn
as Raoul Palma
Lillian Buyeff
as Mrs. Montera
George Ramsey
as Mr. Montera
Lydia Goya
as Dancer
Frank Leyva
as Bartender
Gregory Irvin
as Boy Tourist
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