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Gold Is Where You Find It (1938)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 12 February 1938 (USA)
Hydraulic Mining versus Sacramento Valley Farming.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Warren Duff (screen play), Robert Buckner (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Brent ... Jared Whitney
Olivia de Havilland ... Serena Ferris
Claude Rains ... Colonel Ferris
Margaret Lindsay ... Rosanne
John Litel ... Ralph Ferris
Marcia Ralston ... Molly Featherstone
Barton MacLane ... Slag Martin
Tim Holt ... Lance Ferris
Sidney Toler ... Harrison McCooey
Henry O'Neill ... Judge
Willie Best ... Joshua
Robert McWade ... Mr. Crouch
George 'Gabby' Hayes ... Enoch (as George Hayes)
Russell Simpson ... MacKenzie
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Parsons
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Hydraulic Mining versus Sacramento Valley Farming.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 February 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La bataille de l'or See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an early scene in which Jared Whitney (George Brent) signs a hotel register, the close-up of the register page shows that the names immediately above Whitney's are "Mr. & Mrs. Donald Siegel, Sonora Cal". Don Siegel, later to gain fame as director of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and Dirty Harry (1971), and for mentoring a budding director named Clint Eastwood, was in charge of the second unit that made such insert shots for Warner Brothers movies in the late 1930s. See more »

Goofs

After the office meeting with the mining syndicate in San Francisco, Whitney hands a letter to a secretary, addressed to Serena. The writing on the envelope is clearly different from the initial shot to the close-up. See more »

Connections

Featured in Stars on Horseback (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

Gwine to Rune All Night
(1850) (uncredited)
aka "De Camptown Races"
Written by Stephen Foster (as Stephen Collins Foster)
Played as background music in a bar
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A word in support of George
28 May 2014 | by vernc1See all my reviews

A number of reviewers fault the casting of George Brent in this film. In defense of Warner Brothers, at the time that this film was cast Flynn wasn't quite Flynn yet, and George Brent was a reliable first lead in costume dramas. It's true that I see more sparks between Mickey and Minnie Mouse than between George and Olivia in this film, but the casting must have seemed a good idea at the time. Recall that Warners seriously considered George for the lead in Captain Blood.

The film is entertaining to old timers for the casting of so many old reliable and familiar faces. I wish Willie Best had had a chance to play a serious role just once.

George Hayes was obviously transitioning to his Gabby persona, previously he had specialized in villainy.


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