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Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 October 1954 (Sweden)
A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

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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
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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 (36) »

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Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


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4 October 1954 (Sweden)  »

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Volcano  »

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Budget:

$2,070,000 (estimated)
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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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Trivia

The story takes place in 1849. See more »

Goofs

The Steamboat that landed Hooker and Fiske on the shores of Mexico is of early 20th century design and definitely not of the gold-rush days of 1849. See more »

Quotes

Hooker: I guess if the earth were made of gold, men would die for a handful of dirt.
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Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

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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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