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The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

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

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

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1 March 1952 (USA)  »

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Robert Louis Stevenson's The Treasure of Lost Canyon  »

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Oh Lemuel, My Lemuel
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Written by Stephen Foster
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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!


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