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Ghost Treasure (1941)

Approved  |   |  Documentary, Short  |  5 March 1941 (USA)
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Rumors of a rich vein of gold embedded in rose quartz persist for Death Valley. Here are three stories from the nineteenth century: in 1843, Mariano Arguello and three other Spanish ... See full summary »

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Rumors of a rich vein of gold embedded in rose quartz persist for Death Valley. Here are three stories from the nineteenth century: in 1843, Mariano Arguello and three other Spanish soldiers murder Indians when the Europeans discover that the Indians' cooking pot is gold. One by one, the Spaniards die mysteriously, leaving Arguello. Will he make it to safety? In 1864, Walter Henchman stumbles out of Death Valley, half alive, clutching a rose quartz rock that's 50 percent gold. Can he retrace his steps? In 1883, an aged prospector, Pete Wilkins, shows up with $32,000 in gold and quartz. Every month or so, he takes his mule into Death Valley for more. Will he pass on his secret? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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31 March 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ghost Treasure (1941)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Extremely interesting Carey Wilson short tells the mystery behind a gold ghost in Death Valley, CA. The short tells three separate stories about men finding gold and the fate that befell them. In the first story four American soldiers kill some Indians in order to get gold but things take a nasty turn. In the second a man is being tortured by an Indian when he discovers a rock that turns out to be much more. In the final sequence an old man finds where the gold is but never tells and only takes out what he needs to live. You could really call this an early version of THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE because both films deal with the subject matter of greed and what gold can do to a person. I was really surprised at how effective this movie was because it gets all three of the stories across in a rather eerie manor without preaching to the viewer. The movie was shot in Sepiatone, which is another major plus as it gives the film that certain look and brings out a dryness in the air. Character actor Henry Brandon, from John Carpenter's ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, appears here.


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