Lust for Gold (1949)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Crime, Western  |  10 June 1949 (USA)
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Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Durchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.


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Complete credited cast:
Jacob 'Dutch' Walz
Pete Thomas
Barry Storm
Deputy Ray Covin
Sheriff Lynn Early
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bryar ...
Townsman (scenes deleted)
Matty Fain ...
Gambler (scenes deleted)
Fred F. Sears ...
Hotel Clerk (scenes deleted)


The tale of how immigrant Jacob Walz, the "Dutchman" (German) of Arizona's notorious Lost Dutchman gold mine, found treasure and love and lost them again. Written by Mike Rogers <>

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A TRUE AND VIOLENT STORY of reckless men and a lusty woman...and the lure of $20,000,000 INGOLD! (original print ad) See more »


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Release Date:

10 June 1949 (USA)  »

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For Those Who Dare  »

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(Western Electric Recording)



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1.37 : 1
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The character of Buckley is based on the 1931 murder of Adolph Ruth, whose knowledge of the Lost Dutchman came from his father through an employee of the Peralta family. He disappeared in Superstition in 1931 and his skull was found half a year later with two bullet holes in it. Also discovered was his unfired pistol and his checkbook in which he had written that he had indeed located the mine. Over the years other murders and disappearances of treasure seekers have helped to build the legend. See more »


In the scene where the Apaches attack the Spanish miners, one of the Apaches hurls a spear, hitting a miner. As the miner turns away and falls, you can briefly see light reflecting off of the guide-wire used to guide the prop spear to its target. See more »


Julia Thomas: Who is he?
Man in crowd: Jacob Walz. Must be a Dutchman.
Julia Thomas: Or a German.
Man in crowd: Yeah, that's what I said - a Dutchman.
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Enjoyable retelling of the legend.
19 December 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in first release, and still remember it well. It is a rehash of the more enjoyable legends of the Lost Dutchman's Mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona. The casting of solid pros for all the roles probably lifts the film beyond the level of programmer. Gig Young was years away from the recognition that came with "They Shoot Horses Don't They?" and somewhat a prisoner of his classical good looks. Glenn Ford, not conventionally handsome, was a star at the time. People still search for the Lost dutchman, or "Dutchman's Lost Mine" in Arizona to this day. It would be a shame if someone found it.

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