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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 Durchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
How to find 20 million dollars in gold. Make a sleeper like this one See more (23 total) »

Cast

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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 Ridgway ... 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
 
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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Also Known As:
"For Those Who Dare" - UK (new title), USA (working title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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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:
There are 62 variations of the Lost Dutchman legend.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:
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27 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
How to find 20 million dollars in gold. Make a sleeper like this one, 7 June 2000
Author: JB-12 from Long Island NY

Like it's academy award winning predecessor, "The Treasure of Sierra Madre", Gold and the greed that comes with it make for a compelling motion picture.

"Lust For Gold" is really two stories, one set in the present (at least 1949 when the film was made), one set some 50 years earlier. The contemporary part of the story begins with a man named Barry Storm searching for gold. He is no ordinary prospector though. His grandfather was the legendary Jacob Walz who had discovered the "Lost Dutchman Mine". Storm is not the only one looking for the gold however. Among the others are an explorer, and a killer.

A powerhouse trio of stars, Glenn Ford, Ida Lupino and Gig Young, are the protagonists of the historical part of the story. Ford plays Walz, an evil man who finds the gold mine and Lupino, is a no good woman one of many trying to get her hands on the treasure, and Young is equally villainous as Lupino's husband.

There are many elements to this story and they are blended to perfection. S Sylvan Simon, more known as a "B" film director for MGM, had the perfect read on this one. He came into his own as a helmsman with this picture. Unfortunately, this was his last film, succumbing to a heart attach at the age of 41 not long after the completion of this.

Besides, Ford, Lupino and Young, William Prince as Barry Storm has the best role of his acting career. The film boasts a supporting cast of several people who went on to fame and fortune on television. Among them, Edgar Buchanan (Petticoat Junction) Paul Ford (The Phil Silvers Show), Jay Silverheels (The Lone Ranger) and Will Geer (The Waltons).

This film, not made on a big budget, is a real sleeper. It is a great example of what can happen when professionals like these go out to mine a great film. It comes up solid gold

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