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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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Frank Lemmer
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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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Everything they touch turns to pure excitement! See more »


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16 October 1974 (USA)  »

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The Great Gold Conspiracy  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Roger Moore was reluctant to accept the role at first, owing to the character being a cigarette smoker (he had recently stopped smoking cigarettes and gravitated to Monte Cristo cigars). As it was necessary for Rod Slater's character to smoke cigarettes rather than cigars Moore's objection was overruled, though his smoking scenes were reduced to a bare minimum. 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 »

Quotes

Rod Slater: My God, you're beautiful.
Terry Steyner (Sussanah York): Kiss me you fool.
Farrel (John Gielgud): Rod Slater, Do you know what your getting yourself into?
Rod Slater: No, No I dont.
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Written by Georges Sigara
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24 January 2011 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

'Gold" is a well-crafted and entertaining film, with the positive taste 'Gold' is like a "who's who"for James Bond-fans lead star Roger Moore, there's a director Peter R. Hunt (e.g. "On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)" ) and editor/second unit director John Glen (who directed 5 Bond-films later on). the mine sequences are very effective and quite realistic. The claustrophobic feel of the dark, underground mine is well achieved and the sequences are tightly edited. John Gielgud, who gives a very stereotyped - even forgettable, performance (surprisingly so) Moore plays the usual, charismatic and handsome ladies man (it takes roughly 30 minutes before his character has a woman in bed and champagne at the bedside) and that he does always well. Moore is just Moore, and that's why we like him. The actor did "Gold" in-between his first Bond-films ("Live and Let Die (1973)" and "The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)").


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