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Lust for Gold (1949)

Passed | | Adventure, Crime, Western | 10 June 1949 (USA)
Fortune seeker Barry Storm stumbles onto some clues that may lead him to the fabulous Lost Dutchman Mine, but others have tried and been murdered.

Directors:

S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall (uncredited)

Writers:

Ted Sherdeman (screenplay), Richard English (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ida Lupino ... Julia Thomas
Glenn Ford ... Jacob 'Dutch' Walz
Gig Young ... Pete Thomas
William Prince ... Barry Storm
Edgar Buchanan ... Wiser
Will Geer ... Deputy Ray Covin
Paul Ford ... Sheriff Lynn Early
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The tale of how immigrant Jacob Walz, the "Dutchman" (German) of Arizona's notorious Lost Dutchman gold mine, found treasure and love and lost them again. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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A TRUE AND VIOLENT STORY of reckless men and a lusty woman...and the lure of $20,000,000 INGOLD! (original print ad) See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 June 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

For Those Who Dare See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (Sepiatone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film underwent several title changes including Barry Storm's original, "For Those Who Dare." See more »

Goofs

When Julia joins the crowd following Walz to the assay office, she flips the sign on the bakery door from 'Open' to 'Closed'. However, when she returns, the 'Closed' sign is on the inside of the door again. See more »

Quotes

[Jacob Walz's gold ore is being evaluated in the Assay Office]
Man in crowd: How much?
First woman in crowd: $40,000.
Second woman in crowd: It's over $40,000.
Third woman in crowd: It's way over $40,000.
Fourth woman in crowd: It's $50,000!
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Connections

Referenced in The Last Movie (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Camptown Races
(uncredited)
Written by Stephen Foster
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Undervalued Columbia Classic
24 July 2005 | by vitaleralphlouisSee all my reviews

From its initial release in 1949, to the VHS forty years later, to the DVD this year, Columbia Pictures never had a clue how great this movie is. Always under promoted, always passed off as just another cheap western; until it was listed on eBay where buyers have been hungrily going for it. The unique structure has a present day (1948) narrative set in Florence, Arizona, as the Dutchman's grandson seeks the Lost Dutchman mine. This part is the first 20 minutes and the final 20 minutes of the movie. In the middle is a gritty, excellent flashback that tells the Dutchman's story: Greed, romance, betrayal, more betrayal, and more greed. Frankly, I've watched the 40 minute middle of this movie over 50 times. It always grabs me. I was 11 years old when I saw this movie at the Silver. It impressed me then, but more so now. Be sure you see this one.


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