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Haunted Gold (1932)

Passed  |   |  Mystery, Western  |  17 December 1932 (USA)
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John and Janet get a weird letter telling them to go to a ghost town which has an abandoned mine. There they contend with bad guys looking for hidden gold. They are aided by a mysterious Phantom.

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John Mason
Duke ...
Duke - His Horse
Sheila Terry ...
Harry Woods ...
Joe Ryan
Erville Alderson ...
Tom Benedict
Otto Hoffman ...
Simon
Martha Mattox ...
Mrs. Herman
Blue Washington ...
Clarence
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Storyline

John Mason returns to the Sally Ann mine to claim his half share. Janet Cater also returns although her father lost his half share to Joe Ryan. Ryan and his gang are also there to get the gold. A mysterious Phantom is also present. Mason's plan to expose Ryan as an outlaw and to force him to turn his share to Janet works. But when distracted by the Phantom, John is made a prisoner by the gang. Written by Maurice VanAuken <mvanauken@a1access.net>

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HERE HE IS AGAIN! (original ad - all caps) See more »

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Mystery | Western

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17 December 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gejagtes Gold  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Warner Bros. salvaged long shots of silent Ken Maynard films and used them in this film. Thus, many of the long shots of John Wayne and Duke are actually shots of Maynard and Tarzan from earlier films. See more »

Quotes

Joe Ryan: Benedict, just why are you back in town? And what are you trying to pull, up at the Mary-Ann?
Benedict: No one's been near that worthless mine for years
Joe Ryan: I'm not so sure it's worthless. You ain't hanging on here for nothing.
Benedict: Joe Ryan, your father was a bad man in this town. What are you trying to do - live up to his record?
Joe Ryan: Listen to me you old carcass, there's plenty of gold in that mine somewhere, and half of it belongs to me. And I've got a deed right here to prove it.
Benedict: Yes, and I got a pretty good idea...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Duke(II)' is listed 2nd in the opening credits (above the title) but not mentioned in the comprehensive cast list. IMDb's policy for such a case is to list the opening credits first and fill in the rest with the comprehensive list. See more »

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Remake of The Phantom City (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain
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Played on a harmonica by John Wayne
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Better 'B' Movie Than You'd Think, Thanks To 'Blue'
1 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An early John Wayne western that only ran for an hour, this was surprisingly entertaining. Since he was a beginning actor and this was a Grade B-type of production, I didn't except it to be so entertaining, although now that I've watched a lot of early '30s films, I am not surprised. Movies in that era were pretty fast- moving ones.

What makes this fun is the combination of western action, a few spooky things and comedy. The latter is mostly supplied by Blue Washington who plays "Clarence Washington Brown," a Mantan Morleand-like character. Yeah, I know this kind of role is demeaning to blacks and it's almost embarrassing to watch nowadays, but Washington was funny. The "western" part of the story is just so-so.


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