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Vittorio De Sica
The discovery of gold in California in 1848 brings a tide of gold seekers to the area, disrupting the lives of the Guerrero family who have owned nearby Rancho Chico for generations. Among these are Dermod D'Arcy, in partners with a jailer, Bejabbers. At a fiesta where horse races are traditionally run, a stranger notices Dermod's exceptionally fast horse, Pathfinder, and urges him to enter the horse in the race. It becomes a three-horse race, with Don José Guerrero betting his ranch that his horse will win. When Pathfinder wins, Dermod takes the ranch as his share of the winnings and gives it to Don José's daughter, Josephita, with whom he had fallen in love earlier, when he met her. Dermod and Bejabbers leave to search for gold, and the town grows rich as more and more gold is amassed. Meanwhile, a bandit chief, Cannon, met Josephita's brother, Romauldo, and forced him to join the gang, which planned to loot the town of its gold before Wells and Fargo shipped it east. As two of the ... Written by
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A routine western set in the gold country of California during the 1848 gold rush.
I got a kick out of this film mostly because it is set in the area where I live, the gold country of California, which is now also celebrating the sesquicentennial of the discovery of gold. But the film is very routine, with Tom Keene going into partnership with jailer James Bradbury, Sr. to search for gold. There is a love interest, Renée Adorée, a bad guy in the person of Fred Kohler who leads a gang looking to loot the gold amassed in the town, and some suspense when Kohler forces Adorée's brother, William Collier, Jr., to join the gang against his will and participate in the raid. The gang is in for a big surprise when Keene overhears their plans. There's almost no comedy in the film.
The film was caught in the transition to sound, so it is a silent film with music and sound effects added. It runs at the sound speed which causes the action to speed up, sometimes very noticeably.
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