Lust For Gold

  • 1949
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Western

Prince plays a young man trying to locate the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine by searching through some public records. The bulk of the story about the mine's original discovery is then told in flashback. Ford plays the Dutchman, a money-mad miner who first runs across the mine during the days of the Old West. He has an affair with Lupino, an equally greedy...read more

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Prince plays a young man trying to locate the fabled Lost Dutchman Gold Mine by searching through some public records. The bulk of the story about the mine's original discovery is then told in flashback. Ford plays the Dutchman, a money-mad miner who first runs across the mine during the

days of the Old West. He has an affair with Lupino, an equally greedy woman, who wants to control the mine for herself and her husband (Young). Ford kills her and her husband when he catches on to her motives. Their deaths are revenged by nature when Ford is killed in an earthquake. The film

flashes forward to Prince and his own search for the mine. On the verge of finding the gold, he gets into a fight with corrupt deputy Geer. The two engage in a to-the-death battle for the rights to the mine. Shot in black and white, the film was released in sepia tone, and also includes some stock

footage. The narrative unfolds in a straightforward style, and the cast does the standard job. Originally the film was to be directed by George Marshall, but he was replaced by Simon shortly before shooting began. The new director simplified the plot of the original novel, and named Prince's

character after the novel's author, Barry Storm. Storm was furious over the film's interpretation of his book and sued for misrepresentation.

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