When a massive fire erupts in the Montana wilds, the U.S. Forest Service dispatches its paratroop cadre of "smoke jumpers" to battle the blaze. The mission isn't without casualties, and topkick Cliff Mason (Richard Widmark) is accused of incompetence and cowardice by Ed Miller (Jeffrey Hunter), whose dad was among the lost. Will Mason have his shot at redemption? Richard Boone, Warren Stevens, Constance Smith co-star; keep an eye out for Charles Bronson and Richard Crenna. 99 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.