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In Arizona, during the 1950s, privileged white girl Amanda Lawrence marries half-Apache mining engineer Jonathan Dartland who dreams of finding gold in an old abandoned Apache mine.

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Amanda Lawrence
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Jonathan Dartland
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Hugh Slater
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Maria - Hugh's Nurse
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Jim Mablett
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Mrs. Lawrence
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Princess Saba
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Old Larky (as Eddy C. Waller)
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Ernest Tyson
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Mrs. Mablett
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Walt Whitman
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Foley
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Beulah Archuletta ...
Indian Woman (uncredited)
R.H. Baldwin ...
Hoist Operator (uncredited)
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Mrs. Potter (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ...
Mrs. Riley (uncredited)
James J. Casino ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Mr. Riley (uncredited)
Leon Charles ...
Miner (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Hal K. Dawson ...
Tourist (uncredited)
Lisabeth Field ...
Mrs. Foley (uncredited)
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Bus Driver (uncredited)
Charmienne Harker ...
Rowena Whitman (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
Chabon Jadi ...
Bellhop (uncredited)
Grace Lenard ...
Rose (uncredited)
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Tourist (uncredited)
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Cleo (uncredited)
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Girl in Dr. Slater's Office (uncredited)
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Miner (uncredited)
Manley Suathojame ...
Indian Husband (uncredited)
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Mr. Barton (uncredited)
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Apache Chief (uncredited)

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Joseph Pevney

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Anya Seton ... (based on novel by)
 
Ketti Frings ... (screenplay)

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Aaron Rosenberg ... producer

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Frank Skinner

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William H. Daniels ... director of photography (as William Daniels)

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Ted J. Kent

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Robert Clatworthy
Alexander Golitzen

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Russell A. Gausman
Ruby R. Levitt

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Bill Thomas ... (gowns)

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Layne Britton ... makeup artist: Jane Russell
Stephanie McGrew ... hair stylist: Jane Russell
Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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Foster Thompson ... unit production manager (uncredited)

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Ronald R. Rondell ... assistant director (as Ronnie Rondell)

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Robert Pritchard ... sound
William Anderson ... sound editor (uncredited)
Ray Craddock ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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William Fritzsche ... technicolor color consultant
Adele Cannon ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Phil O'Neil ... technicolor technician (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Amanda Dartland accompanies her half-Apache husband Jonathan to a mining community where he will supervise the excavation of an almost mythical Apache treasure. His jealous rages and macho attitude cause her much misery, while the excavation project is threatened by prejudice and fear. Amanda tries to bridge the cultural gap, and Jonathan must do the same, or he will lose her. Mesmerizing brief performance by Celia Lovsky as Princess Saba. Written by Molly Malloy

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Taglines Jane's got Jeff - The story of an impatient Love! (original poster) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Foxfire (Canada, English title)
  • La muraille d'or (France)
  • Goldenes Feuer (Germany)
  • El calor del amor (Spain)
  • Ole aina luonani (Finland)
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Trivia This was the last American motion picture to be photographed on the three-strip Technicolor camera (mid-'54) and the last in that process to be released (July '55). See more »
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Quotes Saba: [Indicating, to a tour group, a gathering of young Apache boys on the Reservation] A child here has little contact with his father who, in the old days, was usually away hunting. Today, the father is still much away. He works on the Reservation cattle range. As you see, the little boys play, and have few responsibilities. But there comes a day when they are twelve. Here is a little one, ready to leave his mother and go with the men. From now on, he will work and hunt with the men. Eat and live with the men. He will no longer call his mother "Mother." He will call her by her tribal name, and he will never again be alone with her.
Woman Tourist: Why is that?
Saba: It is our custom. A boy of 12 does not cry, or ask help from a woman. Nor has she need for him. They get along without each other. This is one of the differences in our cultures.
Man Tourist: I had no idea those customs were still followed.
Saba: In this way, we preserve our racial dignity. This little boy will never again cry or be weak. He will rely on his own strength and independence and have no further need of anyone. And now, if you will step this way, the ceremonial dances are about to begin.
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