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Desert Gold (1936)

Passed | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 27 March 1936 (USA)
Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.

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James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

Writers:

Stuart Anthony (screenplay), Robert Yost (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Buster Crabbe ... Chief Moya (as Larry 'Buster' Crabbe)
Tom Keene ... Randolph Gale
Monte Blue ... Chetley 'Chet' Kasedon
Marsha Hunt ... Judy Belding
Robert Cummings ... Fordyce 'Ford' Mortimer
Raymond Hatton ... Doc Belding
Frank Mayo ... Bert Lash - Henchman
Walter Miller ... Hank Ladd - Henchman
Leif Erickson ... Glenn Kasedon (as Glenn Erikson)
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Storyline

Chet Kasedon is after the Indians hidden gold mine but Chief Moya will not reveal it's location. He has also hired mining engineers Gale and Mortimer to locate the mine. When Gale sees Kasedon's cruelty to Moya, he switches sides.

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GREED For A Girl and Gold Proved To Be the Undoing of a Renegade!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desert Storm See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Although this film was re-released under its original title, when it was sold to television, the title was changed to "Desert Storm" most likely to protect the theatrical re-release which was still in progress in many territories. It was first telecast in New York City Sunday 10 January 1954 on WCBS (Channel 2), in Detroit Saturday 1 May 1954 on WXYZ (Channel 7), and in Los Angeles Sunday 6 June 1954 on KNBH (Channel 4); in San Francisco it was first broadcast Friday 29 July 1955 on KPIX (Channel 5). See more »

Quotes

[after he and Randy have dodged a murderous gang of outlaws, Ford starts to ride back into town]
Randolph Gale: Come back here!
Fordyce Mortimer: What's the matter now?
Randolph Gale: We're staying until after dark.
Fordyce Mortimer: But what for?
Randolph Gale: There's something I want to attend to before I get out of these mountains.
Fordyce Mortimer: I was hoping to die of old age like normal people.
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Remake of Desert Gold (1919) See more »

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Pretty Good Low Budget Western
8 January 2002 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

This is not bad at all for a low-budget Western, with a decent story and an interesting combination of names in the cast. The plot of "Desert Gold" is based on a story by Zane Grey, and the movie version is not unworthy of Grey's skilled story-telling.

The story follows the search for a mine owned by an Indian tribe, which several different parties would like to get their hands on. Although some of it is predictable, there are some interesting conflicts and battles of wits along the way.

Tom Keene, as a mining engineer, has one of his better roles, in that it gives him opportunities to work with a wider variety of material than he had in many of his B-movies. It is quite interesting to see Robert Cummings in one of his early roles, as Keene's youthful assistant, who is new to the West. As written, Cummings' character is pretty goofy, but it's a good role for him, and he makes the character work well. Buster Crabbe has a smaller but worthwhile role as an educated Indian, and Marsha Hunt also is pretty good in a smaller role.

This is one of the better movies of its era and genre, and there should be enough here to make it worth watching for those who enjoy the Westerns of the era.


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