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Garden of Evil (1954)

 -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  9 July 1954 (USA)
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A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in cave in Apache territory

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Leah Fuller
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John Fuller
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Luke Daly
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Cantina Singer
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ...
Vicente Madariaga (as Victor Manuel Mendoza)
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Storyline

Three Americans are headed by ship around the cape to the California gold fields when they are put ashore for several weeks in a sleepy little Mexican village. While there, they are offered the job of following a lady deep into the indian infested mountains of Mexico to rescue the ladies husband trapped by a cave-in at their gold mine. For the job they are promised two thousand dollars each. While each contemplates their own chances for getting the lady and /or the gold mine, if they can survive to enjoy it. Written by Ronnie L. Hyde

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gold | mine | mexico | gold mine | apache | See more »

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Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


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Release Date:

9 July 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Garten des Bösen  »

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Sound Mix:

(35 mm magnetic prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only Western for which Bernard Herrmann composed a score. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in Mexico and the Indians are being called Apaches. However, they are dressed as Northeastern American Mohawks. In addition, the men of the Apache nations were traditionally long-haired. In this film, the "Apache" Indians are sporting Northeastern Mohawk haircuts. See more »

Quotes

Luke Daly: What is she trying to prove?
Fiske: That one of us is a hero or a fool.
Luke Daly: Well, anyway, it's her funeral. I don't go to any but my own.
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Connections

Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

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La Negra Noche
by Emilio D. Uranga
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Where is the DVD?
22 October 2004 | by (Decatur,GA) – See all my reviews

The previous well done assessment of this film needs little further comment, except why has it not been put back into the loop as a wide-screen DVD? This movie is not one which plays often on the TV; I cannot recall having seen it in the last 30 years. The film and cast are excellent. Perhaps the film's flaw is the fact that it is not very well know as compared to some of the nonsense served up by John Wayne. Gary Cooper has made some really great films, and this is certainly one of them. Susan Hayward is always a delight for the eyes, and the Mexican scenery is most imposing. The one image which remains strongest in the mind about this movie is how, when, and where the Indians, single out which members of the rescue party are to be killed (one by one). I hope the industry which provides us with new DVD's every Tuesday will finally wake up and put this fine piece of work out on the shelf for sale where it belongs.


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