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The Treasure of Lost Canyon (1952)

In California, a boy and his adoptive father find an outlaw's hidden treasure but the news leaks out, sending unscrupulous characters after the gold.

Director:

Ted Tetzlaff

Writers:

Brainerd Duffield (screenplay), Emerson Crocker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Homer 'Doc' Brown
Julie Adams ... Myra Wade (as Julia Adams)
Charles Drake ... Jim Anderson
Rosemary DeCamp ... Samuella
Tommy Ivo ... David
Henry Hull ... Cousin Lucius Cooke
Chubby Johnson ... Baltimore Dan
John Doucette ... Gyppo
Marvin Press Marvin Press ... Paddy
Griff Barnett ... Judge Wade
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Storyline

Young David, orphaned en route to California, falls into the hands of medicine-show rascal Baltimore Dan. Years later, now a trained thief, he's adopted by eccentric 'Doc' Brown, retired miner and pharmacist. Doc and David become fast friends in their scenic outdoor rambles. But when they discover a hidden treasure, the idyllic interlude gives way to more troubles and a strange coincidence. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Great Adventure Story !

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1952 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Robert Louis Stevenson's The Treasure of Lost Canyon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Oh Lemuel, My Lemuel
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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A great film! One of the Best I've ever watched.
27 December 2003 | by skysober1See all my reviews

This film has drama and real life lessons within it. There is bonding between the adopted father and the son that is missing in many of todays families. The suspense in one scene as the boy dives into the water is so dramatic you almost sit on the edge of your seat cheering him on. One can tell this film was made before the fanatic censorships of today, as the boy is then clad only in his wet undergarment and tends to show more of himself physically than is allowed in todays television. Yet that innocence and nostalgia of the film overall gives it the #3 best movie of that year by many critics. I own this film as I watched it once on AMC and they only bring it out of the vault once every two years or so... I highly recommend this film!


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