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During the California Gold Rush, Boston pharmacist Tom Craig sets up shop in Sacramento where he clashes with local town crook Britt Dawson.

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Tom Craig
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Lacey Miller
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Britt Dawson
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Ellen Sanford
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Helga
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Kegs McKeever
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Joe Dawson
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Mr. Carlin
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Mr. Hayes
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Whitey
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Mr. Bates (as Bob McKenzie)
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Ezra Tompkins (as Milt Kibbee)
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Chick - Dawson's Henchman
Anne O'Neal ...
Mrs. Tompkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Clem - Dawson's Henchman (uncredited)
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Worried Woman (uncredited)
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Higgins (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
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San Francisco Deputy (uncredited)
Rudy Bowman ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Angry Citizen in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
Nora Bush ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Zeke Canova ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Jack Carr ...
Man Who Warns of Kegs' Arrival (uncredited)
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Town Drunk (uncredited)
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Shorty (uncredited)
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San Francisco Bartender (uncredited)
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Pike - Dawson's Henchman (uncredited)
Russell Custer ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Rube Dalroy ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Art Dillard ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Pearl Early ...
Mrs. Bates (uncredited)
Heenan Elliott ...
Man with Joker at Bar (uncredited)
Frank Ellis ...
Wagon Driver (uncredited)
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Mrs. Coggins (uncredited)
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Maria Alvarez (uncredited)
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Angry Citizen in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
O.K. Ford ...
Singing Churchman (uncredited)
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Señor Alvarez (uncredited)
H.W. Gim ...
Townsman (uncredited)
Augie Gomez ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Girl in First Saloon (uncredited)
Karl Hackett ...
Charlie - Wagon Owner (uncredited)
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Angry Citizen in Lynch Mob (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
Al Haskell ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Marshal Alvin Thompson (uncredited)
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Salesman (uncredited)
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Dr. Glaggett (uncredited)
Lew Kelly ...
Forty-Niner (uncredited)
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Wagon Driver on Run (uncredited)
Emily LaRue ...
Rosita Alvarez (uncredited)
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Gold Strike Rider (uncredited)
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San Francisco Sheriff (uncredited)
Jack Low ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Merrill McCormick ...
Dawson's Henchman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Old Miner (uncredited)
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Deputy (uncredited)
Harry McKim ...
Boy at Wharf (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
Michael Miller ...
Yerp Bates (uncredited)
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Loudmouthed Oaf (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
Mike Morelli ...
Townsman (uncredited)
James C. Morton ...
Red - Sacramento Bartender (uncredited)
Charles Murphy ...
Barfly (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Bystander on Riverboat (uncredited)
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Barfly (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Pascale Perry ...
Henchman (uncredited)
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Henchman (uncredited)
Benny Petti ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Rose Plumer ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
Jose Portugal ...
Jose (uncredited)
Jessie Proctor ...
Townswoman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ...
Mrs. Higgins (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Man in Saloon with Carlin (uncredited)
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Saloon Waiter (uncredited)
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Huckster (uncredited)
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Mrs. Carson (uncredited)
Guy Usher ...
Captain of First Boat (uncredited)
Max Waizmann ...
Bystander (uncredited)
Fred Walburn ...
Archie Higgins (uncredited)
Glen Walters ...
Woman at Camp (uncredited)
Cecil Weston ...
Mrs. Marvin (uncredited)
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Man on Street (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Joker at Bar in San Francisco (uncredited)
Roque Ybarra ...
Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by

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William C. McGann ... (as William McGann)

Written by

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Gertrude Purcell ... (screenplay) &
Frances Hyland ... (screenplay)
 
J. Robert Bren ... (original story) &
Gladys Atwater ... (original story)

Produced by

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Robert North ... associate producer

Music by

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David Buttolph

Cinematography by

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Jack A. Marta ... (photography) (as Jack Marta)

Film Editing by

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Howard O'Neill

Editorial Department

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Murray Seldeen ... supervising editor

Art Direction by

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Russell Kimball

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Kenneth Holmes ... assistant director

Stunts

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Art Dillard ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Graham ... stunts (uncredited)
Chick Hannan ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Montgomery ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Williams ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Nels Mathias ... key grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Adele Palmer ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Cy Feuer ... musical director
Mort Glickman ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Herman Hand ... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Boston pharmacist Tom Craig comes to Sacramento, where he runs afoul of local political boss Britt Dawson, who exacts protection payment from the citizenry. Dawson frames Craig with poisoned medicine, but Craig redeems himself during a Gold Rush epidemic. Written by Jim Beaver

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Also Known As
  • Gold Runs the River (United States)
  • Sacramento (France)
  • En el viejo California (Spain)
  • La ruta fatal (Peru)
  • Avontuur in Californië (Belgium, Flemish title)
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  • 88 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia John Wayne plays a druggist. In real life, his father was a licensed pharmacist. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in 100 Years of John Wayne (2007). See more »
Soundtracks There's Gold in the Hills See more »

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