The real Jacob Walz, who claimed that he had discovered the Dutchman, died of pneumonia after severe flooding on his Arizona ranch in 1891. He was nursed by Julia Thomas, the same name as the character portrayed by Ida Lupino in this film and reputed to have been a quadroon. She claimed Walz had told her the mine's location on his deathbed and even sold shares in a Lost Dutchman mining company, but nothing ever came of it. See more »
When Julia joins the crowd following Walz to the assay office, she flips the sign on the bakery door from 'Open' to 'Closed'. However, when she returns, the 'Closed' sign is on the inside of the door again. See more »
[Jacob Walz's gold ore is being evaluated in the Assay Office]
Man in crowd:
First woman in crowd:
Second woman in crowd:
It's over $40,000.
Third woman in crowd:
It's way over $40,000.
Fourth woman in crowd:
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Treasure of Sierra Madre Meets Duel in the Sun and Film Noir
I saw this on TV years ago and was very impressed and needless to say the recent DVD release got me really excited. I am pleased to say LUST FOR GOLD lives up to my memory. The first thing that struck me was the film noir aspects of LFG - the flashback structure, the first person narration, the anti-heroes of the flashback story and those dark shadows and sinister characters. I have always loved Ida Lupino and what a great femme fa-tale she makes - cold, greedy and obsessed with "lust for gold". Glen Ford is at his most villainous and gruff - although his German accent comes and goes.Gig Young is the perfect scorned husband patsy. There are surprises galore like the abrupt ending of the flashback and the parallel "natural" threat that is a warning to the modern day hero and the undoing of the villain. Coming a year before WINCHESTER 73, LFG is one of the earliest noir westerns ( like Blood on the Moon and Pursued) and has a cast of noirish actors fulfilling their doomed roles. A real classic!
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