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Gold of the Seven Saints (1961)

Unrated | | Adventure, Western | 18 February 1961 (USA)
In Seven Saints, Utah, McCracken's outlaw gang is vying for fur trappers Jim Rainbolt and Shaun Garrett's gold nugget fortune that also catches the eye of Mexican bandit Gondora and his caballeros.

Director:

Gordon Douglas

Writers:

Leigh Brackett (screenplay by), Leonard Freeman (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clint Walker ... Jim Rainbolt
Roger Moore ... Shaun Garrett
Letícia Román ... Tita, Gondora's 'Ward'
Robert Middleton ... Amos Gondora
Chill Wills ... Doc Wilson Gates, MD
Gene Evans ... McCracken
Roberto Contreras ... Armenderez, Gondora Gunman
Jack Williams Jack Williams ... Ames (as Jack C Williams)
Art Stewart Art Stewart ... Ricca
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nestor Paiva ... Gondora Henchman
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Storyline

Fur-trapper Shawn Garrett gets out of a horse-stealing charge in a small, frontier town by agreeing to buy the horse with a gold nugget. This nugget attracts the attention of a man named McCracken who, with his gang, secretly follows Garrett across the desert in the hope of finding the source of his gold. Garrett joins up with his partner, Jim Rainbolt, and together they manage to hold off McCracken's gang long enough to hide their gold before seeking refuge in the hacienda of a landowner named Gondora. Gondora soon finds out about the gold, however, and Rainbolt and Garrett now find themselves in a fight to save their gold and their lives as well. Written by dinky-4

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Taglines:

Poets And Dreamers... Brave Men And Bullet-In-The-Back Men Came After It... But First There Was A Secret To Unravel... The Mystery Of A Thousand Years!

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The novel (by Steve Frazee) on which this movie was based was originally titled "Desert Guns". See more »

Goofs

When Jim Rainbolt (Clint Walker) and Shaun Garrett (Roger Moore) slide a little ways down the mountain and each hide behind their own boulder to confront their pursuers, they raise a cloud of dust. Immediately after stopping behind their respective boulders, they are both shown individually in close-up peering from behind the boulders with no dust around them at all, and immediately after that they are both shown again in the same frame behind their boulders with the dust cloud all around them that they had just raised. See more »

Quotes

Doc Wilson Gates, MD: You're kinda fond of that young feller, ain't ya?
Jim Rainbolt: Sort of used to him after three years. He's got a knack for getting us into trouble and his mouth is too big for his size sometimes, but there ain't nobody I'd rather have backing me.
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Referenced in Sweet Trash (1970) See more »

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tone too light
4 November 2020 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Fur traders Jim Rainbolt (Clint Walker) and Shaun Garrett (Roger Moore) stumble upon a large gold strike. Shaun is forced to trade a gold nugget for a horse. This attracts the attention of bandit McCracken and his men. Jim and Shaun struggle across the desert with their heavy gold load and the bandits on their tail. They get trapped in a box canyon and rescued by Doc Wilson Gates who wants a share. The story of their gold has spread far and wide. They encounter Jim's old friend Gondora.

The movie tries to be too light. I can accept some gallows humor but it has to be done right. Some of the dialogue can be sarcastic but the music cue is too light. The overall tone needs to be darker. Roger Moore is doing a blending of accents. It's weird. This works well as a chase movie. The best is the first half. I would like a remake with a darker tone and a rework of the Gondora section to the end.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 February 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gold of the Seven Saints See more »

Filming Locations:

Arches National Park, Utah, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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