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The Walking Hills (1949)

A group of treasure hunters search for a wagon load of gold, buried years before in Death Valley.

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Old Willy
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A long-lost gold treasure, believed buried in the sand dunes of the fabulous Walking Hills, attracts adventurers Jim Carey (Randolph Scott), a rancher; Shep (William Bishop), rodeo rider wanted for murder; Old Will (Edgar Buchanan); Chalk (Arthur Kennedy); Frazee (John Ireland), a detective hunting Shep; Johnny (Jerome Courtland), a cowboy and Josh (Josh White), an entertainer. Uninvited, Chris Jackson (Ella Raines, loved by both Jim and Shep, joins the treasure-hunters. Hard work, suspicion, danger and intrigues and hatreds culminate in a grim fight with shovels, and a raging desert sand-storm leads to the conclusion. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A TERROR-STALKED SEARCH.. The secret of the desert's treasure brought together these adventurers...ne'er-do-wells...outcasts...with a woman their uninvited guest...(original poster). See more »


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5 March 1949 (USA)  »

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7 Homens Maus  »

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Some regard this as the only "film noir" western. See more »

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At the end of the picture, just before Ella Raines rides off, she calls Randolph Scott, "Jeff", only his character's name is "Jim". See more »

Quotes

Chris Jackson: [Referring to the large bandage on her forehead] Yeah, until I went bangin' my puss! Now get lost, will ya?
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You Won't Let Me Go
Sung by Josh White
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White shifting sands.
13 January 2004 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

A nice little western drama from the early part of director John Sturges' career. Simple and straight to the point screenplay from Alan Le May. Randolph Scott leads a group of treasure hunters into the whispering, shifting sands of Death Valley's "walking hills". There's a wagon load of gold waiting to be found in the desert. Top notch camera work and a very good cast that also features: Edgar Buchanan, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland and Ella Raines. Scott as usual is stoic and commanding. Seventy-eight minute escape.


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