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Gold -- A cartel of unscrupulous business men devise a plan to substantially raise the value of gold on the world markets by attempting to arrange an accident which will shut down one of South Africa's biggest gold mines.


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Wilbur Smith (screenplay) and
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Release Date:
16 October 1974 (USA) See more »
The world's most daring conspiracy against the world's most precious metal! And only one man can stop it! See more »
Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Roger Moore ... Rod Slater

Susannah York ... Terry Steyner

Ray Milland ... Hurry Hirschfeld

Bradford Dillman ... Manfred Steyner

John Gielgud ... Farrell
Tony Beckley ... Stephen Marais
Simon Sabela ... Big King (John Nkulu)
Marc Smith ... 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
Denis Smith ... Radio Commentator
Paddy Norval ... Daniele, Girl in Bar
Garth Tuckett ... Miner
Albert Raphael ... Miner
Lloyd Lilford ... Miner
Alan S. Craig ... Miner (as Alan Craig)
John Kingley ... Miner
Carl Duering ... Syndicate Member (as Karl Duering)
Paul Hansard ... Syndicate Member
André Maranne ... Syndicate Member (as Andre Maranne)

Nadim Sawalha ... Syndicate Member
Gideon Kolb ... Syndicate Member
John Bay ... Syndicate Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Patsy Kensit ... Little Girl at Christmas Party (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
Writing credits
Wilbur Smith (screenplay) and
Stanley Price (screenplay)

Wilbur Smith (novel "Gold Mine")

Produced by
Michael Klinger .... producer
Tony Klinger .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Ousama Rawi (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Glen 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
Production Design by
Syd Cain 
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Alec Vetchinsky)
Art Direction by
Robert W. Laing  (as Robert Laing)
Costume Design by
Marjory Cornelius (costumes designer: Susannah York)
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Ramon Gow .... hair stylist
Production Management
Robert Sterne .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Glen .... second unit director
Peter Price .... assistant director
Art Department
Peter Church .... construction manager: South African Associates
George Hill .... construction manager
Bill Surridge .... construction manager
Ray Traynor .... property master
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Michael Crouch .... dubbing editor
Rydal Love .... dubbing editor
Gordon K. McCallum .... dubbing recordist (as Gordon McCallum)
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist (as John Mitchell)
Allan Sones .... dubbing editor (as Alan Sones)
John Hayward .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Peter Lodge .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
Bill Warrington .... special effects
Leslie Crawford .... stunt arranger (as Les Crawford)
Reo Ruiters .... stunt arranger
Leslie Crawford .... stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
James Devis .... lighting camera operator: second unit
Dave Levene .... gaffer: South African Associates
Alec Mills .... camera operator
Bob Penn .... still photographer
Erwin Hekelmoser .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Jim Kane .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Gianna Pisanello .... casting: South African Associates
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philippe Pickford .... wardrobe master
Germinal Rangel .... costume maker
Editorial Department
Michael J. Duthie .... assistant editor (as Michael Duthie)
Chris Löfvén .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
Derek Gibson .... location manager
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer
Joan Davis .... continuity
Peter Dobie .... mine technical advisor: South African Associates
Hazel Feldman .... publicist: South African Associates
Hyman Kirstein .... production associate: South Africa
Alan Sapsford .... mine technical advisor: Soth African Associates
Denton Scott .... production accountant
Nick Turvey .... flying sequences: South African Associates
Norman Lambert .... post-producion orgainser (uncredited)
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Great Gold Conspiracy" - USA (alternative title)
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120 min | USA:119 min (DVD)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The film is based on a nonfiction novel The Great Gold Conspiracy - its central plot depicted on film where a mining disaster would manipulate the stock market (in this case, gold shares as a recognized commodity) was previously used in Goldfinger where the central villain uses an atomic device to irradiate the U.S. gold reserve.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[producing King's helmet]
Plummer (John Hussey):We found this down there.
Rod Slater:It's King's. It's gold, I hate the lousy stuff.
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Just To Put A Charm Around A Ladys' Neck, 29 July 1999
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Despite the collapse of the gold price in recent months here is a movie whose value is assured. Taken from the novel "Gold Mine" by the one and only Wilbur Smith we get to see just how dangerous the world of mining is. Nerve splitting scenes in the aftermath of a rock fall, explosions, underground amputations, the calamity of an underground flood, deceit, conspiracy, loyalty, betrayl, murder, sex, tribal dance, heroics, more heroics (it was penned by Wilbur Smith) and the lengths to which men will go just to put a charm around a ladys' neck.

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