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      Lust for Gold

      Released Jun 10, 1949 1h 30m Western List
      Reviews 69% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings During the 1870s, the ruthless Jacob Walz (Glenn Ford) becomes very wealthy after locating a legendary Arizona gold mine and securing sole ownership by murdering his partner. Walz then travels to Phoenix, where he catches the attention of a beautiful and crafty woman named Julia Thomas (Ida Lupino), who has learned of his exploits. Eventually, Walz falls in love with Julia, unaware that she's already married to Pete (Gig Young), who is eyeing his fortune. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Jeremy Aspinall Radio Times It's something of a western curio, but the stars are on fine form. Rated: 3/5 Apr 3, 2023 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Lust for Gold is the poor man's Treasure of Sierra Madre. Rated: B- Jun 26, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This movie peaked my curiosity about the Lost Dutchman's Mine when I was about 10 yeasr old back in the 1960s. I've had a life time interest in it and have watched many documentaries concerning the hunt for it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Glen Ford doing his best to imitate a German accent is pretty humorous, but all joking aside this low-budget Columbia-made adventure movie is overall a great film; don't let the cliche, generic title fool you. It took me a while to really grasp the vibe of the movie; at first it seems like there are two loosely related stories being told about gold hidden in the mountains of Arizona. My patience held out and as a result I saw the flashback (the majority of the film) connect with the young man narrating the beginning of the movie about his experience hunting for the hidden gold his grandfather discovered back in the 1870's. Ida Lupino gives a great performance in this film; can't say the same for Glen Ford or any of the other cast members, so I wouldn't recommend this one to any Glen Ford fans. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member I was a bit confused when I started watching this film because I thought it was a western vehicle for Glenn Ford and Ida Lupino, but when neither of them show up for the first 20 minutes of the film, I started wondering if I'd recorded the right film. It was the right film, but the story unfolds in an unnecessary wrap around story about the grandson of Ford searching for his grandfather's lost gold mine. The story of prospector Ford and his greedy wife Lupino is an entertaining western melodrama, but the wraparound story just seemed like filler and bogged the film down. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member There's mystery, action, murders, romance, treasure, singing, double-crossing & more in this exciting western--Dark, Unembridled Lust!! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/22/23 Full Review Audience Member In my opinion, a poor man's TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE. Not bad for 1949 but this one is showing its age. Glenn Ford in a rare unlikable character role for him. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member The framing story is weak but the main one with Ida and Glenn is very good as are they. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis During the 1870s, the ruthless Jacob Walz (Glenn Ford) becomes very wealthy after locating a legendary Arizona gold mine and securing sole ownership by murdering his partner. Walz then travels to Phoenix, where he catches the attention of a beautiful and crafty woman named Julia Thomas (Ida Lupino), who has learned of his exploits. Eventually, Walz falls in love with Julia, unaware that she's already married to Pete (Gig Young), who is eyeing his fortune.
      Director
      S. Sylvan Simon, George Marshall
      Producer
      S. Sylvan Simon
      Screenwriter
      Ted Sherdeman, Richard English
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Western
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jun 10, 1949, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 3, 2020
      Runtime
      1h 30m
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