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The Way to the Gold (1957)

 -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  10 May 1957 (USA)
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Joe Mundy is being released from prison and an old convict, whom he has befriended, tells him the location of a stolen cache of gold. Leaving the prison, Joe is followed to Glendale, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Mundy
Henrietta 'Hank' Clifford, waitress
Marshal Hannibal
Uncle George Williams
Little Brother Williams
Clem Williams
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Williams
Tom Pittman ...
Sid Songster Jr.
Philip Ahn ...
Mr. Ding, cafe owner
Geraldo Mandia ...
Ted Edwards ...
Sid Songster Sr.
Alan Jeffrey ...
Brokaw's driver
Ken Scott ...
Jonathan Hole ...
Mr. Felton
Frank Mazzola ...


Joe Mundy is being released from prison and an old convict, whom he has befriended, tells him the location of a stolen cache of gold. Leaving the prison, Joe is followed to Glendale, Arizona by Little Brother Williams. There Joe meets Henrietta Clifford, a waitress, who befriends him after he is badly beaten by Williams. Marshal Hannibal questions Joe, who is unable to identify his assailant. At the boarding house where Henrietta is staying, Joe meets Mrs. Williams and her sons, Little Brother and Clem. Mrs. Williams' husband had participated in the gold robbery but had been killed before he could reveal the location of the cache. Joe also encounters Uncle George, Mrs. Williams' eccentric brother. Joe and Henrietta leave town to find the gold and are followed by the marshal. The two come to a road where they find Mrs. Williams, her sons and Uncle George waiting for them with a shotgun, and order them to proceed to the gold. (But not before Joe is beaten up by Little Brother for the ... Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

10 May 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Spur zum Gold  »

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(Westrex Recording System)| (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Final film of Ruth Donnelly. See more »


Joe Mundy: What do I gotta do to get waited on?
Henrietta 'Hank' Clifford, waitress: Wait.
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Drive-In Rock
Music by Lionel Newman
Lyrics by Carroll Coates
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Quite a good sleeper
16 December 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie has a compelling atmosphere which starts in the first scene of revelation in prison and continues to the very end. There is an undercurrent of excitement created I think by our own longing for riches. We're cheering for the little man to make good in the end. As it turns out, he is finally redeemed in an unusual manner. The strength of this film lies in its strong supporting cast of 'villains', particularly Walter Brennan as the crazy uncle and Ruth Donnelly as the mother only a crook could love. Cinemascope photography is another big plus. There is great use of the widescreen to add tension to group scenes. A snapshot of rural America in the 1950's and perhaps a lingering remnant of the noir genre.

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