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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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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)
Tom Daly ... Bar Patron (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
Jock Mahoney .... stunts (uncredited)
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?

There were actually four different mines called the Lost Dutchman in American history. Two are in Arizona, one in Colorado, and one in California.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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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
A film noir western, 27 April 2006
Author: johno-21 from United States

I haven't seen this film in a long time and it seems to be a relatively unknown film but this is worth looking for. This is the story of the lost Peralta mine in Arizona's Superstition Mountains near Pheonix better known in legend as The Lost Dutchman's Mine. The film begins in the present day of the film's release of 1949 and we discover there have been several murders recently related to the unknown whereabouts of the mine. The film goes back in time to 1880 and tells the story of the German-born prospector John Walz erroneously called The Dutchman. Between 1880 and his claims to have discovered the mine that had been known by the native Arizona Indians long before, and up to 1949 some 20 murders have been associated with the mine. This film takes some liberties from the story of Walz who didn't come to the area until he was 58 years old and by the time of the film's setting in the 1880's he was in his 70's. Glen Ford stars as Walz in this unusual film noir/western. Ida Lupino is Julian and Gig Young is Pete. In the excellent supporting cast are Edgar Buchanan, Will Gere, Jay Silverheels, Arthur Hunnicut, Paul Ford and William Prince as Barry Storm who wrote the book Thunder God's Gold from which this film is adapted from. S. Sylvan Simon was a versatile director best known for comedies he directed for such comics as Red Skelton and Abbot & Costello but also a film noir director of such films as Grand Central Station, I Love Trouble and Washington Melodrama. Archie Stout who would win an Oscar along with Winton C. Hoch for their photography in The Quiet Man is this film's cinematographer. Ida Lupino would tap Stout to be the cinematographer of her directorial debut in Never Fear, the first of three films they would do together. I would give this an 8.5 out of 10.

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