Gold (1974)

PG  |   |  Action, Drama, Adventure  |  16 October 1974 (USA)
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Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hurry Hirschfeld
Tony Beckley ...
Stephen Marais
Simon Sabela ...
Big King (John Nkulu)
Marc Smith ...
Tex Kiernan
John Hussey ...
Bernard Horsfall ...
Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer ...
Norman Coombes ...
Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ...
Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare ...
Ralph Loubser ...
Mine Captain


Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine, by drilling into an underground lake, so the unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market. Written by

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The world's most daring conspiracy against the world's most precious metal! And only one man can stop it! See more »


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16 October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Great Gold Conspiracy  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)

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Some of the production crew had connections to the James Bond franchise. See more »


When Jane and Rod appear in the aircraft there is no microphone showing but seconds later there is one showing on the window frame along with a different instrument cluster - clearly two different aircraft. See more »


Manfred Steyner: This is just terrible. Did he say anything to you, about how it happened?
Rod Slater: He didn't have the breath.
Stephen Marais: Do you know what caused it?
Rod Slater: The same as always. Digging for gold.
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Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Too Thick in the Middle
8 May 2010 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Shirt-shedding Roger Moore (as Rodney "Rod" Slater) works in a Johannesburg, South Africa mine. After a suspicious accident, Mr. Moore gets promoted to General Manager, by nasty non-smoking Bradford Dillman (as Manfred Steyner); then, he meets Mr. Dillman's unfulfilled blonde wife, Susannah York (as Terry). Ms. York is the granddaughter of cigar-chomping mine-owner Ray Milland (as Hurry "H.H." Hirschfeld). Eventually, Moore unbuttons his shirt, then York unbuttons hers. While his wife skinny dips with Moore, Dillman plots to flood Mr. Milland's mine, drive up the price of "Gold", and collect the cash.

It's difficult to picture the suave, immaculate Moore spending years in the dirt - he sure cleans up well. But, the main problem with "Gold" lays with the boring romance - Moore and York look good together, but are saddled with a long, unexciting aboveground "who cares?" affair. The less seen Dillman and Milland are better without even kissing. And, frankly, the characters played by Tony Beckley (Stephen Marais) and Simon Sabela (John "Big King" Nkulu) seem more interesting. With at least six degrees of Oscar-connections, Maureen McGovern's non-hit "Wherever Love Takes Me" received "Academy Award" notice.

***** Gold (9/5/74) Peter Hunt ~ Roger Moore, Susannah York, Bradford Dillman, Ray Milland

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