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Release Date:
10 June 1949 (USA) See more »
Ruthless Fortune Seekers Who Will Stop at Nothing... See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Treasure of Sierra Madre Meets Duel in the Sun and Film Noir See more (21 total) »


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Ida Lupino ... Julia Thomas

Glenn Ford ... Jacob 'Dutch' Walz

Gig Young ... Pete Thomas

William Prince ... Barry Storm

Edgar Buchanan ... Wiser

Will Geer ... Deputy Ray Covin

Paul Ford ... 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)
Richard Alexander ... Townsman (uncredited)

Trevor Bardette ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Baynes Barron ... Townsman (uncredited)
Hank Bell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... Bill Bates (uncredited)
George Chesebro ... Townsman (uncredited)
Edmund Cobb ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)
Harry Cording ... Joe (uncredited)
Myrna Dell ... Lucille (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon ... Martha Bannister (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... County Clerk (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Townsman (uncredited)
Billy Gray ... Boy (uncredited)
Karolyn Grimes ... Young Martha (uncredited)

Alvin Hammer ... Husband (uncredited)
Percy Helton ... Barber (uncredited)
Arthur Hunnicutt ... Ludi (uncredited)
Si Jenks ... Old-Timer at Assayer's Window (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Old Folks' Home Resident (uncredited)
Robert Malcolm ... Luke's Bartender (uncredited)
Louis Mason ... Townsman (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Man in Lobby (uncredited)

Antonio Moreno ... Ramon Peralta (uncredited)
George Morrell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Virginia Mullen ... Pioneer Home Matron (uncredited)
Anne O'Neal ... Mrs. Butler (uncredited)
Maudie Prickett ... Wife (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Hayden Rorke ... Floyd Buckley (uncredited)

Jay Silverheels ... Deputy Walter (uncredited)
Arthur Space ... Old Man (uncredited)
William Tannen ... Eager Fellow (uncredited)
Phil Tully ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tom Tyler ... Luke (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Coroner (uncredited)
Bill Wolfe ... Townsman (uncredited)

Will Wright ... Parsons (uncredited)

Directed by
S. Sylvan Simon 
George Marshall (uncredited)
Writing credits
Ted Sherdeman (screenplay) &
Richard English (screenplay)

Barry Storm (book "Thunder Gods Gold")

Produced by
Earl McEvoy .... associate producer
S. Sylvan Simon .... producer
Original Music by
George Duning 
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Havlick 
Art Direction by
Carl Anderson 
Set Decoration by
Sidney Clifford 
Makeup Department
Clay Campbell .... makeup artist
Helen Hunt .... hair stylist
Production Management
Jack Fier .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Nicholson .... assistant director
Sound Department
Lodge Cunningham .... sound engineer
Kermit Maynard .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: William Prince (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Frank G. Carson .... camera operator (uncredited)
Irving Lippman .... still photographer (uncredited)
Bill Neff .... gaffer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Louis .... wardrobe: Miss Lupino
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Morris Stoloff .... musical director (as M.W. Stoloff)
Arthur Morton .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Dorothy Cumming .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"For Those Who Dare" - UK (new title), USA (working title)
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90 min
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13637) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Producer/director S. Sylvan Simon took over from George Marshall during production.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
[Jacob Walz's gold ore is being evaluated in the Assay Office]
Man in crowd:How much?
First woman in crowd:$40,000.
Second woman in crowd:It's over $40,000.
Third woman in crowd:It's way over $40,000.
Fourth woman in crowd:It's $50,000!
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Treasure of Sierra Madre Meets Duel in the Sun and Film Noir, 6 December 2005
Author: dphelan-1 from Canada

I saw this on TV years ago and was very impressed and needless to say the recent DVD release got me really excited. I am pleased to say LUST FOR GOLD lives up to my memory. The first thing that struck me was the film noir aspects of LFG - the flashback structure, the first person narration, the anti-heroes of the flashback story and those dark shadows and sinister characters. I have always loved Ida Lupino and what a great femme fa-tale she makes - cold, greedy and obsessed with "lust for gold". Glen Ford is at his most villainous and gruff - although his German accent comes and goes.Gig Young is the perfect scorned husband patsy. There are surprises galore like the abrupt ending of the flashback and the parallel "natural" threat that is a warning to the modern day hero and the undoing of the villain. Coming a year before WINCHESTER 73, LFG is one of the earliest noir westerns ( like Blood on the Moon and Pursued) and has a cast of noirish actors fulfilling their doomed roles. A real classic!

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