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Lust for Gold (1949) was a Crime - Film Noir Film directed by S. Sylvan Simon and George Marshall and produced by S. Sylvan Simon and Earl McEvoy.

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Lust For Gold (1949): Biography of a Deathtrap

By 4 Star Film Fan on Nov 18, 2021 From 4 Star Films

The movie opens with a score raging with dramatic tones fit for a title like Lust For Gold. The resulting narrative ploy is not a new one either, suggesting the details of this “unusual situation” were substantiated by historical records and legends of Arizona. It’s meant to provid... Read full article


Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford have a “Lust for Gold”

By Stephen Reginald on May 7, 2021 From Classic Movie Man

Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford have a “Lust for Gold” Lust for Gold (1949) is an American western directed by S. Sylvan Sime and starring Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford. The supporting cast includes Gig Young, William Price, Will Geer, Edgar Buchanan, and Paul Ford. The movie is based on the ... Read full article


Lust for Gold (1949)

By Beatrice on Jun 1, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Lust for Gold Directed by S. Sylvan Simon Written by Ted Sherdeman and Richard English from the novel “Thunder Gods Gold” by Barry Storm 1949/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Netflix rental Man in crowd: Jacob Walz. Must be a Dutchman. Julia Thomas: Or a German. Man in ... Read full article


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Julia Thomas: Who is he?
Man in crowd: Jacob Walz. Must be a Dutchman.
Julia Thomas: Or a German.
Man in crowd: Yeah, that's what I said - a Dutchman.


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The real Jacob Walz, who claimed that he had discovered the Dutchman, died of pneumonia after severe flooding on his Arizona Ranch in 1891. He was nursed by Julia Thomas, the same name as the character portrayed by Ida Lupino and reputed to have been a quadroon. She claimed Walz had told her the mine's location on his deathbed and even sold shares in a Lost Dutchman mining company, but nothing ever came of it.
The character of Buckley is based on the 1931 murder of Adolph Ruth, whose knowledge of the Lost Dutchman came from his father through an employee of the Peralta family. He disappeared in Superstition in 1931 and his skull was found half a year later with two bullet holes in it. Also discovered was his unfired pistol and his checkbook in which he had written that he had indeed located the mine. Over the years other murders and disappearances of treasure seekers have helped to build the legend.
Producer/director S. Sylvan Simon took over from George Marshall during production.
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