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Writers:
Ted Sherdeman (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
10 June 1949 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ruthless Fortune Seekers Who Will Stop at Nothing... See more »
Plot:
Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
There's mystery, action, murders, romance, treasure, singing, double-crossing & more in this exciting western. See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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:

Victor Adamson ... Barfly (uncredited)

Richard Alexander ... Townsman (uncredited)

Trevor Bardette ... Man in Saloon (uncredited)
Baynes Barron ... Townsman (uncredited)

Hank Bell ... Townsman (uncredited)
Ray Beltram ... Mexican (uncredited)

Chris Willow Bird ... Townsman (uncredited)

Paul E. Burns ... Bill Bates (uncredited)
Nora Bush ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Spencer Chan ... Townsman (uncredited)

George Chesebro ... Townsman (uncredited)

Edmund Cobb ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tex Cooper ... Townsman (uncredited)

Harry Cording ... Joe (uncredited)
Russell Custer ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tom Daly ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Myrna Dell ... Lucille (uncredited)

John Doucette ... Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)

Tex Driscoll ... Townsman (uncredited)

Elspeth Dudgeon ... Martha Bannister (uncredited)
Virginia Farmer ... County Clerk (uncredited)
Eddie Fetherston ... Townsman (uncredited)
Slim Gaut ... Old Folks' Home Resident (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)

Ray Jones ... Townsman (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Old Folks' Home Resident (uncredited)

Robert Malcolm ... Luke's Bartender (uncredited)

Louis Mason ... Townsman (uncredited)

Frank Matts ... Barfly (uncredited)

Kermit Maynard ... Man in Lobby (uncredited)
David O. McCall ... Mexican (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 Ridgway ... Saloon Girl (uncredited)

Hayden Rorke ... Floyd Buckley (uncredited)
Tony Roux ... Mexican (uncredited)

John Roy ... Townsman (uncredited)
Lucile Sewall ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Jay Silverheels ... Deputy Walter (uncredited)

Arthur Space ... Old Man (uncredited)

William Tannen ... Eager Fellow (uncredited)

Jack Tornek ... Barfly (uncredited)
Phil Tully ... Townsman (uncredited)

Tom Tyler ... Luke (uncredited)

Dorothy Vernon ... Townswoman (uncredited)

Eddy Waller ... Coroner (uncredited)
Chalky Williams ... Barfly (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
 
Stunts
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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Runtime:
90 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Black and White (Sepiatone)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #13637) | USA:TV-PG (TV Rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
A furious Barry Storm sued Columbia Pictures, not only for plagiarism but also for "insidious Communist conspiracy." Storm was especially irate that the film had William Prince's "Sorm" character as the grandson of Walz. The suit was ultimately settled out of court.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
[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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Soundtrack:
Camptown RacesSee more »

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19 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
There's mystery, action, murders, romance, treasure, singing, double-crossing & more in this exciting western., 12 March 2000
Author: wrbtu from Long Island Motor Parkway

An excellent movie with a complicated plot. The story starts & ends in the present (1948); a long flashback sequence in the middle describes the time period 1880-1887. The grandson of the rediscoverer of the richest goldmine in America (worth $20 million back in those days!) goes to search for the mine, but becomes involved in a series of unresolved murders. The stars of the movie (Ford, Lupino, & Young) are all part of the flashback sequence. There's mystery, action, murders, romance, treasure, singing, double-crossing & more in this exciting western. All the actors do a fine job (Edgar Buchanan is great in a small role & we get to see Jay Silverheels just before he started doing Tonto in the Lone Ranger TV series). The plot is long & winding & holds the viewer's interest, & the conclusion is highly ironic & oh-so frustrating! Highly recommended for western & treasure & romance fans. This one rates a 10!

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