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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Hooker
... Leah Fuller
... Fiske
... John Fuller
... Luke Daly
... Cantina Singer
... 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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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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4 October 1954 (Sweden)  »

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Volcano  »

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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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(Technicolor)

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2.55 : 1
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The story takes place in 1849. See more »

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The Steamboat that landed Hooker and Fiske on the shores of Mexico is of early 20th century design and definitely not of the gold-rush days of 1849. 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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A Moving Parable
21 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Filmed on location in the volcanic deserts and banana jungles of central Mexico, this film quickly escapes Western routine through its effective use of complex characterization and unusual scenery. The sweeping musical score and other worldly backgrounds establish an epic atmosphere. The background painting used in the opening credits and again in the "gold mine" sequences strongly recalls the paintings of Frederick Churchward. Mysterious and unattainable Susan Hayward leads an odd assortment of morbidly pensive adventurers in a mortal quest. As the characters' hidden pasts unravel, they sacrifice themselves, one by one, to assure the party's escape from hostile Indians. We are reminded that a society's least wanted members may be its most most willing defenders. Beneath the big screen Western flash, this is a film about loyalty and responsibility. Cooper's ending speech says it all.


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