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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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Hurry Hirschfeld
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Stephen Marais
Simon Sabela ...
Big King (John Nkulu)
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Tex Kiernan
John Hussey ...
Plummer
Bernard Horsfall ...
Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer ...
Aristide
Norman Coombes ...
Frank Lemmer
George Jackson ...
Gus, Mine Doctor
Ken Hare ...
Jackson
Ralph Loubser ...
Mine Captain
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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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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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2.35 : 1
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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

[having knocked Kowalski cold]
Rod Slater: Kowalski! Kowalski!
[slaps him]
Rod Slater: KOWALSKI! The next time you touch a face darker than mine, you're out!
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GERMAN CAROL
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Traditional
Arranged by Elmer Bernstein
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Flawed but solid entertainment ...................
19 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Technically, "Gold" is rather uneven at best. There are quite a number of underground scenes that are simply too dark. Another problem is scenes that go on far too long drag on the film. The whirlwind romance between Roger Moore and Susannah York takes up too much time and could have been tactfully trimmed, thus tightening the overlong run time of 120 minutes. On the plus side, is an interesting plot to flood a South African gold mine, which would cut world production by 30%, and drive up the price of gold. Moore's heroic attempt to save the flooding mine and save 1000 trapped men provides plenty of excitement. .................. - MERK


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