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Desert Gold (1936)

Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.

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(as James Hogan)

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(screenplay), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Chief Moya (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
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Randolph Gale
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Chetley 'Chet' Kasedon
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Judy Belding
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Fordyce 'Ford' Mortimer
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Doc Belding
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Bert Lash - Henchman
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Hank Ladd - Henchman
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Glenn Kasedon (as Glenn Erikson)
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Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.

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GREED For A Girl and Gold Proved To Be the Undoing of a Renegade!


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Passed | See all certifications »
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27 March 1936 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desert Storm  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Besides this film, the 20 Zane Grey stories sold by Paramount to Favorite Films for theatrical re-release, and then to Unity Television Corp. for television broadcast: are as follows: The Light of Western Stars (1930) (_"Winning the West"), )Fighting Caravans (1931)_ ("Blazing Arrows"), Heritage of the Desert (1932) ("When the West Was Young"), The Mysterious Rider (1933) ("The Fighting Phantom"), The Thundering Herd (1933) ("Buffalo Stampede"), Man of the Forest (1933) ("Challenge of the Frontier"), To the Last Man (1933) ("Law of Vengeance"), Wagon Wheels (1934) ("Caravans West"), Rocky Mountain Mystery (1935) ("The Fighting Westerner"), Drift Fence (1936) ("Texas Desperadoes"), The Arizona Raiders (1936) ("Bad Men of Arizona"), Arizona Mahoney (1936) ("Arizona Thunderbolt"), Forlorn River (1937) ("River of Destiny"), Thunder Trail (1937) ("Thunder Pass"), Born to the West (1937) ("Hell Town"), The Mysterious Rider (1938) ("Mark of the Avenger"), Heritage of the Desert (1939) ("Heritage of the Plains"), Knights of the Range (1940) ("Bad Men of Nevada"), The Light of Western Stars (1940) ("Border Renegade"). See more »

Quotes

Randolph Gale: Hey! Aren't you taking the wrong trail?
Fordyce Mortimer: All trails lead out of these mountains, and right now that's my life's ambition.
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Connections

Remake of Desert Gold (1926) See more »

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Bob Cummings' role is pretty thankless and annoying.
17 August 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Randolph (Tom Keene) and Ford (Robert Cummings) are mining engineers who have been brought out West to work for Mr. Kasedon (Monte Blue). However, it turns out Kasedon is a real scum-bag and the two men see him whipping an innocent Indian (Buster Crabbe) to try to force him to tell where there is a hidden gold mine. The pair naturally quit but Kasedon is not that easy to say no to--and Kasedon is determined that their disobedience will not go unpunished. At the same time, a nice lady (Marsha Hunt) is engaged to Kasedon but doesn't realize what she's in for with this evil galoot. Can niceness triumph over evil? What do you think?!

This isn't a bad film as far as its story idea goes but it suffers from one huge problem in particular. Robert Cummings wasn't yet an established actor and here he is given a totally thankless role as the new village idiot! Now considering he's supposed to be a mining engineer, his complete lack of two working brain cells really makes no sense. Plus his character was just too broadly written and acted--making many of his time on screen a serious chore to watch. As a result, the overall film is severely impacted and lacks charm. Too bad, as a Zane Grey story deserved better--especially since it dared to show white guys fighting for the rights of the natives and so it WAS pretty good aside from this god-awful character.


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