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Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 October 1954 (Sweden)
A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Frank Fenton (screenplay), Fred Freiberger (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Hooker
Susan Hayward ... Leah Fuller
Richard Widmark ... Fiske
Hugh Marlowe ... John Fuller
Cameron Mitchell ... Luke Daly
Rita Moreno ... Cantina Singer
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ... Vicente Madariaga (as Victor Manuel Mendoza)
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Storyline

Three Americans are headed by ship around the cape to the California gold fields when they are put ashore for several weeks in a sleepy little Mexican village. While there, they are offered the job of following a lady deep into the indian infested mountains of Mexico to rescue the ladies husband trapped by a cave-in at their gold mine. For the job they are promised two thousand dollars each. While each contemplates their own chances for getting the lady and /or the gold mine, if they can survive to enjoy it. Written by Ronnie L. Hyde

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Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Although referred to as a "kid" or "boy", Cameron Mitchell was actually 35. See more »

Goofs

The firearms being used belong to the period from about 1870 to 1880. If this film was set during the California gold rush period of 1849 the weapons should all be percussion cap and black powder. Repeating rifles weren't developed until late in the Civil War. See more »

Quotes

Hooker: A cross isn't a bad thing to see...it can be beautiful. And everybody has one.
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Connections

Remade as Find a Place to Die (1968) See more »

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La Negra Noche
by Emilio D. Uranga
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A woman, a missing husband, and four men to take her to her man...but don't forget the GOLD that moves them all.
22 July 2002 | by tneufeldSee all my reviews

If you have never seen Susan Hayward, Gary Cooper and Richard Widmark together, this will be a treat! First of all, the story works....

Next, the lines work and the performances are perfect: Susan Hayward's voice is the feminine equal of the stoic, knowing and forceful sound of Gary Cooper's voice: those voices are the trademarks of both of their film careers, and in this movie the interplay of their vocal tracks are very significant, definitive performances in both their careers....just listen to their lines and you will appreciate the fact that this movie is one of the high points of the dramatic art of two great performers...

You will also enjoy the visuals in this movie....Hayward is sexy, and backed by beautiful vistas. Cooper is strong and incorruptable, as are the stark and clear views that back his appearances....

Richard Widmark creates an excellent "gambling" persona...with a bit of backbone.

If you haven't seen it...DO!

If you like it, check out "The Big Sky" starring Kirk Douglas...it is black and white if I remember rightly...but well worth checking out!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Volcano See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,070,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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