4.5 Feel-Good Fire-Fighting AshCaton | 14/06/2009 | See all AshCaton's reviews (116) Hellfighters (1968) - ****The plot- a little bit barmy. The acting- at times, very hammy. And yet Hellfighters has an overriding enthusiasm that you cannot resist falling for. Not only that, but the actual fire sequences are mind blowing. The sheer scale of the fires are as awe-inspiring as any volcano footage and gives the film a very impressive quality. Wayne seems cheerful from start to finish and there are very enjoyable performances from Jim Hutton, Katharine Ross and Vera Miles. Not unmissable, but will but a smile on your face.