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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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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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| (FMC Library Print)

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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 »

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Fiske's horse disappears when they take refuge on the mountain track. See more »

Quotes

Luke Daly: [Grabbing Fiske's arm as he walks away from him] I'm talkin'! Don't you turn your back on me!
Fiske: [Slapping away Daly's hand] You're right, Daly. A man should never turn his back on you, not if he cares about something happening.
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Aqui
by Ken Darby and Lionel Newman
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Ripe for a Cult
8 June 2005 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

This is a hugely underrated western as eccentric and individual as anything by Peckinpah or Boetticher. One of the early Cinemascope adventures from Fox, GARDEN OF EVIL has a superb cast at the top of their respective games, fantastic special effects, wonderful widescreen photography, and one of house composer Bernard Herrmann's very best scores (which is saying a mouthful). Best of all, it showcases an utterly unique screenplay full of strange, world-weary philosophy that sounds like Hemingway on acid. (Ironically, the chief writer, Fred Frieberger, is best known for producing the third and weakest season of the original STAR TREK -- notorious for its bad writing). At any rate, check this one out the first chance you get. Years of bad pan & scan showings on TV have destroyed its reputation -- but if you ask me, GARDEN OF EVIL is a gem waiting to be discovered, if not a cult waiting to be born!


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