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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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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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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 All (37) »

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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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| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

(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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Trivia

A scene was cut featuring a priest telling the main characters not to go on the journey. This character was referred to in the film. 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

Fiske: Whew! Isn't there some other way we could go back?
Leah Fuller: Not that I know of.
Fiske: [Sarcastically] Great! How'd you ever find this place?
Leah Fuller: With a map from an old priest in Sacramento. He warned us against it.
Fiske: What'd he come here for?
Leah Fuller: For God! A little better reason than ours, wasn't it?
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Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

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Aqui
by Ken Darby and Lionel Newman
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A woman, a missing husband, and four men to take her to her man...but don't forget the GOLD that moves them all.
22 July 2002 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

If you have never seen Susan Hayward, Gary Cooper and Richard Widmark together, this will be a treat! First of all, the story works....

Next, the lines work and the performances are perfect: Susan Hayward's voice is the feminine equal of the stoic, knowing and forceful sound of Gary Cooper's voice: those voices are the trademarks of both of their film careers, and in this movie the interplay of their vocal tracks are very significant, definitive performances in both their careers....just listen to their lines and you will appreciate the fact that this movie is one of the high points of the dramatic art of two great performers...

You will also enjoy the visuals in this movie....Hayward is sexy, and backed by beautiful vistas. Cooper is strong and incorruptable, as are the stark and clear views that back his appearances....

Richard Widmark creates an excellent "gambling" persona...with a bit of backbone.

If you haven't seen it...DO!

If you like it, check out "The Big Sky" starring Kirk Douglas...it is black and white if I remember rightly...but well worth checking out!


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