6.2/10
116
6 user 2 critic

The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 1 March 1952 (USA)
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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Attorney's daughter falls for one of his gangster clients.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: William Powell, Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Conceited actor Emery Slade, on a mission to recruit a Broadway star for Fox, picks unknown Julie Clarke instead.

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: William Powell, Mark Stevens, Betsy Drake
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Erskine
Stars: William Powell, Shelley Winters, Marsha Hunt
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As told to a psychiatrist: Mr. Peabody, middle-aged Bostonian on vacation with his wife in the Caribbean, hears mysterious, wordless singing on an uninhabited rock in the bay. Fishing in ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: William Powell, Ann Blyth, Irene Hervey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Director: George S. Kaufman
Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story, told in eight episodes, covers different facets of the American Spirit, from racial and religious tolerance to the dangers of self-centeredness and myopic reasoning. The parables... See full summary »

Directors: Clarence Brown, Don Hartman, and 5 more credits »
Stars: Ethel Barrymore, Keefe Brasselle, Gary Cooper
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The beautiful wife of a tweedy astronomer becomes convinced that her astrologer's prediction of a new dream man in her life will come true.

Directors: Alexander Hall, Vincente Minnelli
Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, James Craig
Escapade (1935)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Escapade is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring William Powell and Luise Rainer. It is a remake of Maskerade (1934).

Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan
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
High Pressure (1932)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Gar Evans is a "high pressure" promoter who tends to be unrealistically optimistic about his projects and exaggerates the chance of success. He sets up the "Golden Gate Artificial Rubber ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: William Powell, Evelyn Brent, George Sidney
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Joan Lyons and her friend Patricia Drew are autograph hounds spending most of their day bumping into, and having tea, with the likes of Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon. Based on ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Buzzell
Stars: Virginia Weidler, Edward Arnold, John Carroll
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

During the war for Texas independence, one man leaves the Alamo before the end (chosen by lot to help others' families) but is too late to accomplish his mission, and is branded a coward. ... See full summary »

Director: Budd Boetticher
Stars: Glenn Ford, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Homer 'Doc' Brown
...
Myra Wade (as Julia Adams)
...
...
Samuella
Tommy Ivo ...
David
...
Cousin Lucius Cooke
...
Baltimore Dan
...
Gyppo
Marvin Press ...
Paddy
...
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  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A great film! One of the Best I've ever watched.
27 December 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This film has drama and real life lessons within it. There is bonding between the adopted father and the son that is missing in many of todays families. The suspense in one scene as the boy dives into the water is so dramatic you almost sit on the edge of your seat cheering him on. One can tell this film was made before the fanatic censorships of today, as the boy is then clad only in his wet undergarment and tends to show more of himself physically than is allowed in todays television. Yet that innocence and nostalgia of the film overall gives it the #3 best movie of that year by many critics. I own this film as I watched it once on AMC and they only bring it out of the vault once every two years or so... I highly recommend this film!


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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?