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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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Cast

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Hooker
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Leah Fuller
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Fiske
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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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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 | gold mine | mexico | mine | apache | See more »

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Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


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9 July 1954 (USA)  »

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Garden of Evil  »

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

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(Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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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 »

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Hooker: A cross isn't a bad thing to see...it can be beautiful. And everybody has one.
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La Negra Noche
by Emilio D. Uranga
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A Moving Parable
21 February 1999 | by (Columbia, South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

Filmed on location in the volcanic deserts and banana jungles of central Mexico, this film quickly escapes Western routine through its effective use of complex characterization and unusual scenery. The sweeping musical score and other worldly backgrounds establish an epic atmosphere. The background painting used in the opening credits and again in the "gold mine" sequences strongly recalls the paintings of Frederick Churchward. Mysterious and unattainable Susan Hayward leads an odd assortment of morbidly pensive adventurers in a mortal quest. As the characters' hidden pasts unravel, they sacrifice themselves, one by one, to assure the party's escape from hostile Indians. We are reminded that a society's least wanted members may be its most most willing defenders. Beneath the big screen Western flash, this is a film about loyalty and responsibility. Cooper's ending speech says it all.


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