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Producer/director S. Sylvan Simon, a man usually associated with comedies and musicals, turned out a rip-roaring western melodrama when he aimed his sights at Lust for Gold. Most of the film is told in flashback, relating the exploits of Jacob Walz (Glenn Ford), the greedy, homicidal owner of the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. After conniving and killing his way to success, Walz is destroyed when he falls in love with equally mercenary Julia Thomas (Ida Lupino at her nasty best). The film returns to the Present, as a descendant of Walz tries to locate the mine--and endangers his own life in the process. Most of the action highlights in Lust for Gold would turn up as stock footage in future Columbia productions, including an episode of TV's Ida Lupino. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 10, 1949

Cast

Ida Lupino
as Julia Thomas
Glenn Ford
as Jacob Walz
Gig Young
as Pete Thomas
William Prince
as Barry Storm
Edgar Buchanan
as Wiser
Paul Ford
as Sheriff Lynn Early
Jay Silverheels
as Walter
Eddy Waller
as Coroner
Will Wright
as Parson
Virginia Mullen
as Matron
Antonio Moreno
as Ramon Peralta
Arthur Hunnicutt
as Ludi
Myrna Dell
as Lucille
Tom Tyler
as Luke
Elspeth Dudgeon
as Mrs. Bannister
Paul E. Burns
as Bill Bates
Hayden Rorke
as Floyd Buckley
Richard Alexander
George Cheseboro
as Man
Edmund Cobb
Percy Helton
as Barber
Kermit Maynard
as Man in Lobby
Fred Sears
as Hotel Clerk
Arthur Space
as Old Man
William Tannen
as Eager Fellow
Karolyn Grimes
George Cheseboro
as Man
Arthur Space
as Old Man
Kermit Maynard
as Man in Lobby
Percy Helton
as Barber
William Tannen
as Eager Fellow
Fred Sears
as Hotel Clerk

Crew

S. Sylvan Simon
Director
S. Sylvan Simon
Producer
Richard English
Screenwriter
Ted Sherdeman
Screenwriter
George Duning
Composer (Music Score)
Gene Havlick
Editor
Jean Louis
Costume Designer
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