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Stephen Marais
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Tex Kiernan
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Plummer
Bernard Horsfall ...
Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer ...
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Norman Coombes ...
Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ...
Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare ...
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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 unscrupulous owners to make a killing in the international gold market. Written by mike.wilson6@btinternet.com

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16 October 1974 (USA)  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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The setting of the Sonderditch Mine was filmed in the U.K. This also included a few scenes where the crime syndicate meet in London and New York City. See more »

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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 »

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Rod Slater (Roger Moore): [referring to Steyner's geological report] And you really believe this is fool-proof?
Manfred Steyner: It's the work of experts.
Rod Slater (Roger Moore): That depends on what one thinks of experts, doesn't it?
Manfred Steyner: And what do you think of experts, Mr. Slater?
Rod Slater (Roger Moore): [angrily] Well, sometimes they're right and sometimes they're wrong, but they don't do the digging!
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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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