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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10 June 1949 (USA)  »

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For Those Who Dare  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The real Barry Storm, whose 1945 book had renewed interest in the Lost Dutchman Mine, did claim to have been shot at in the Superstition Mountains by a mysterious gunman known as Mr. X. 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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Chasing smoke in the Superstition Mountains....
17 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is nothing more exciting than a quest for treasure. In fact, even if the treasure is only a legend, people will look for it. In "Lust For Gold", the treasure seekers exhibit the lust, greed, and paranoia that often overtakes logic. Glen Ford as Jacob Walz is so afraid that his hidden mine will be found out by the angry crowds following him, that he falls prey to the scheming Ida Lupino and her jealous husband, Gig Young. The story of how the mine was lost, and the supposed reliable clues of how to find it, are told in a very logical flashback scenario. The movie moves quite quickly and is beautifully photographed. Even if there never was a treasure, "Lust For Gold" is a treasure itself. - MERK

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