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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.

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Vicente Madariaga (as Victor Manuel Mendoza)
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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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gold | mine | mexico | gold mine | apache | See All (36) »

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Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


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$2,070,000 (estimated)
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(35 mm magnetic prints)| (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

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2.55 : 1
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This is the only Western for which Bernard Herrmann composed a score. See more »

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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

Luke Daly: What is she trying to prove?
Fiske: That one of us is a hero or a fool.
Luke Daly: Well, anyway, it's her funeral. I don't go to any but my own.
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Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

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La Negra Noche
by Emilio D. Uranga
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One of Gary Cooper's best westerns. Why is it not on DVD?
21 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

Coop and two other Americans heading around the cape to California, find themselves stranded in a hole in the wall village on the Mexican coast for several weeks while the ship they are sailing dropped anker for repairs.

A desperate woman arrives at the cantina looking for men to help rescue her husband trapped in their gold mine. The mine is deep in Indian territory and she offers them $2000.00 each to follow her into a land where white men go in but few come out.

Following her deeper into the bowls of h___ they each plan on taking the lady and the gold for themselves......the Indians have made other plans.

Garden of Evil is just plane good entertainment. If you see it listed on TV make time to sit down and watch it. You won't be sorry.

This is one of thousands of great movies, western classics, drama and film noir that the bean counters in Hollywood have failed to put out on DVD. It's an even bigger shame that this movie didn't even make it to VHS.


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