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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:
The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine and Satan's private art gallery. 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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Additional Details

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:
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 »
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:
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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Soundtrack:
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
The Lost Dutchman Gold Mine and Satan's private art gallery., 23 November 2011
Author: Spikeopath from United Kingdom

Lust for Gold is directed by S. Sylvan Simon and adapted for the screen by Richard English & Ted Sherdeman from the novel Thunder God's Gold written by Barry Storm. It stars Ida Lupino, Glenn Ford, Gig Young and William Prince. Music is by George Duning and cinematography by Archie Stout.

Superstition Mountains, home to the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine, and home to many deaths because of it…….

Is it a mythical legend or is it fact? What we do know is that the story of The Lost Dutchman Gold Mind, apparently located somewhere in the Superstition Mountains, East of Phoenix, Arizona, is one hell of a story and makes for an entertaining and interestingly structured Western flavoured movie. Hell! The film even has a tricky little back story that saw author Barry Storm, who was portrayed in the film by William Prince, sue the makers for misrepresentation of his character. Even citing Communism as being what he claimed were some underhand tactics. Further reading on this subject can be found on the internet and it's most interesting stuff. Also noteworthy is that director S. Sylvan Simon (I Love Trouble) was originally only producing the movie, direction was to be by George Marshall (Destry Rides Again/How The West Was Won), but the two of them clashed considerably so Simon took on directing duties as well.

What should be said from the outset is that first time viewers would be well advised to read up on the legend of the Lost Dutchman Mine first. This will help considerably to enjoy the film more. This is because the picture covers three different time periods in history, with the beginning and end taking place in present day (1949 that is), and the centre bulk of the story set in 1880 as Dutchy Waltz (Ford) finds the gold and promptly finds hassle (the whole town) and treachery (Lupino's sultry femme fatale Julia Thomas) comes as part of the deal. The third point in history comes by way of an explanation as to the Apache Indian origins of the gold. None of it is confusing, but the flow of the film is inevitably stop-start, and with Prince's character (Barry Storm is related to Dutchy Waltz) providing a one note narration, film isn't as "great" as it should be.

However, there is a lot of "great" things "in" Lust for Gold. Cast are mostly ace, with Lupino a dominating presence and Ford doing a nice line as, well, a sympathetic bastard! In secondary support you get a roll call of actors who have earned their spurs in the Western genre. Edgar Buchanan (Devil's Doorway), Will Geer (Broken Arrow), Arthur Hunnicut (The Big Sky) and Jay Silverheels (The Lone Ranger TV series and films). As fun and intriguing as the story is, and it is both, the best thing about the film is undoubtedly the location shooting by Archie Stout (Fort Apache). Originally shot in Sepia tones, the DVD release of the film is in crisp black and white (the Region 2 DVD offers a quality print), where the Superrstition Mountains make for an imposing presence throughout the tale, the beauty and hazards of the rock formations are expertly realised by Stout's photography.

Although one can imagine Marshall would have stitched the story together better, and possibly got more mileage out of Gig Young's hapless husband character, Simon doesn't scrimp on the action sequences. There's plenty of fisticuffs within, plus a pulse raising Apache attack sequence. He also proves competent at honing a sweaty stand-off section, where the thirst becomes unbearable under the burning sun. This is a precursor to a genuinely eye opening turn of events before we zip back to the present day. It's then when you most likely will feel like I did, bitten by a yearning to get back to the old West in the company of gold hungry varmints and duplicitous females. 7.5/10

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