MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,893 this week

The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

Approved  |   |  Adventure, Western  |  1 March 1952 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 108 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 2 critic

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Hall of Fame Family Movies

It takes a compelling story to transcend time and become an instant classic. Here are 10 films that have accomplished just that.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1042 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 8108 titles
created 20 Oct 2012
 
list image
a list of 206 titles
created 28 Sep 2013
 
a list of 630 titles
created 11 Oct 2013
 
a list of 6727 titles
created 03 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Treasure of Lost Canyon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crossroads (1942)
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor
Jewel Robbery (1932)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

An American gunslinger kills a Mexican man in California immediately after the Mexican-American war. The killer is arrested and put on trial for murder with the Hispanic population waiting to learn of American justice.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Yvonne Craig, Dennis Hopper
Action | Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Butler (Powell) gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A former reporter comes back home after serving in the army during World War I and finds that it's much more difficult to find work than he expected. Desperate, one day he crashes a wedding... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: William Powell, Esther Williams, Angela Lansbury
Escapade (1935)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a terrorist plants a bomb on board a train, the police call in an army bomb disposal expert to find, and dismantle it, but after it has been made safe, he has another shock in store.

Director: Ted Tetzlaff
Stars: Glenn Ford, Anne Vernon, Maurice Denham
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Nelson, a well-to-do businessman, is escorting a woman he knows as Ethel Barry to the door of her apartment suite when a man steps out of the shadows and angrily demands to know where ... See full summary »

Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: William Powell, Marion Shilling, Natalie Moorhead
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Homer 'Doc' Brown
...
Myra Wade (as Julia Adams)
Charles Drake ...
Rosemary DeCamp ...
Samuella
Tommy Ivo ...
David
...
Cousin Lucius Cooke
Chubby Johnson ...
Baltimore Dan
...
Gyppo
Marvin Press ...
Paddy
Griff Barnett ...
Judge Wade
Edit

Storyline

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

treasure | based on novel | See All (2) »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1952 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's The Treasure of Lost Canyon  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Oh Lemuel, My Lemuel
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming, warm-hearted
28 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the reviewers who said they were disappointed in this film. I realize that there are some Dickensian-type coincidences that may go over the top a bit, but considering the original story was by Robert Louis Stevenson, that is acceptable to me.

The main thing for me is the warm loving relationship between William Powell and the boy, and also the one between William Powell and his wife. They are such good-hearted people and interestingly eccentric, too, it really makes you wish that more people were like them.

I also loved the scenic quality of the area; is it Northern California? So unspoiled, apparently safe, and a nice place to live. I was so happy for the boy, who had suffered in his early life, that he got to move in with such fine people and in such a lovely home.

William Powell is always worth watching, no matter the role. I only discovered this film in recent years, after having known only his urbane persona since I was a child 40+ years ago. Therefore, it was a delightful surprise to see him as this lovable codger sort. A nice role for his latter years, I thought. Even better than the amusing "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid" a few years earlier.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
What a splendidly entertaining film! DavidW1947
Discuss The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?