6.7/10
2,723
58 user 24 critic

Garden of Evil (1954)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 4 October 1954 (Sweden)
A trio of American adventurers marooned in rural Mexico are recruited by a beautiful woman to rescue her husband trapped in a cave in Apache territory.

Director:

Henry Hathaway

Writers:

Frank Fenton (screenplay), Fred Freiberger (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Character study of a Doctor who saves a local criminal from a mob who are trying to hang him, but then tries to control the life of the young man, realizing that he can exploit his secret.

Directors: Delmer Daves, Karl Malden, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, Karl Malden
The Bravados (1958)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A man is chasing four outlaws who killed his wife and finds them in a small town's jail but they escape to Mexico.

Director: Henry King
Stars: Gregory Peck, Joan Collins, Stephen Boyd
Yellow Sky (1948)
Crime | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A pistol-packing tomboy and her grandfather discover a band of bank robbing bandits taking refuge in the neighboring ghost town.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Gregory Peck, Anne Baxter, Richard Widmark
Rawhide (1951)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day's gold shipment.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Tyrone Power, Susan Hayward, Hugh Marlowe
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band.

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: Gary Cooper, Julie London, Lee J. Cobb
Broken Lance (1954)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The saga of the Devereaux rancher family, set in 1880's Arizona.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Jean Peters
Warlock (1959)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A famous gunman becomes the marshal of Warlock to end a gang's rampages, but is met with some opposition by a former gang member turned deputy sheriff who wants to follow only legal methods.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Anthony Quinn
Distant Drums (1951)
Action | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

When ranch hand Tod Lohman accidentally kills the son of a powerful rancher, he panics and flees, but the rancher and his vengeful crew hunt Tod down.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: Don Murray, Diane Varsi, Chill Wills
Dallas (1950)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A former Confederate officer hunting for an outlaw who wronged him finds him in Dallas, but now as a wealthy, respectable citizen.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman, Steve Cochran
Unconquered (1947)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva
Vera Cruz (1954)
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the Mexican Rebellion of 1866, an unsavory group of American adventurers are hired by the forces of Emporer Maximilian to escort a countess to Vera Cruz.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Denise Darcel
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Hooker
Susan Hayward ... Leah Fuller
Richard Widmark ... Fiske
Hugh Marlowe ... John Fuller
Cameron Mitchell ... Luke Daly
Rita Moreno ... Cantina Singer
Víctor Manuel Mendoza ... Vicente Madariaga (as Victor Manuel Mendoza)
Edit

Storyline

Three Americans are headed by ship around the cape to the California gold fields when they are put ashore for several weeks in a sleepy little Mexican village. While there, they are offered the job of following a lady deep into the indian infested mountains of Mexico to rescue the ladies husband trapped by a cave-in at their gold mine. For the job they are promised two thousand dollars each. While each contemplates their own chances for getting the lady and /or the gold mine, if they can survive to enjoy it. Written by Ronnie L. Hyde

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Takes you beyond the land of the Black Sand!


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1954 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Volcano See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$2,070,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (FMC Library Print)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (35 mm magnetic prints)| Mono (Western Electric Recording) (35 mm optical prints)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The story takes place in 1849. See more »

Goofs

Imprinting through the back of Leah Fuller's (Susan Hayward's) blouse is a modern-day brassiere. The story is set in the mid-nineteenth century, but the earliest modern bra didn't become widely available until the early twentieth century. See more »

Quotes

Fiske: It's a good trick, and it'll work.
Leah Fuller: On who?
Fiske: On me because I'm stayin' with you.
Leah Fuller: Why?
Fiske: [Chuckles] Because I'm a fool.
Leah Fuller: Not to me.
Fiske: [Hesitatingly] What am I to you?
Leah Fuller: Maybe it'll help if I tell you.
Fiske: It won't.
Leah Fuller: It's easy to say because you're nothing. You're nothing at all. Just nothing.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Verifica incerta - Disperse Exclamatory Phase (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

La Negra Noche
by Emilio D. Uranga
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A party of western adventurers trek through Mexico in search of a gold mine. After finding it, they must make the return trip through the Garden of Evil.
26 April 1999 | by Mickey-2See all my reviews

Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, and Richard Widmark are on a trip through the wilds of Mexico in search of gold. Hayward's husband was injured in a cave-in at the mine, and she has offered the party a share of the wealth if they will help her injured husband. It sounds simple enough, but there's only one small problem--a band of Apaches that are on the hunt for white scalps. However, the lure of the prospects of wealth spur the group on to the mine, and they reach the mine, save the husband, but now face the dangers posed by the Apaches.

Each character offers some sense of presence to the film; Cooper is able to portray the silent, strength of character person, while Widmark adds a philosophical, yet cynical, view of life in his role as Fiske, a gambler. Cameron Mitchell and a Mexican guide are along, with each hoping for the gold, and the good life it will bring. And, each person has to face the danger posed in the "Garden of Evil." Susan Hayward manages to keep the group together, but only till they reach the mine. After that, it becomes a tale of who will survive.


15 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 58 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed