Haunted Gold (1932)

57-58 mins | Western | 17 December 1932

Director:

Mack V. Wright

Cinematographer:

Nicholas Musuraca

Editor:

Wm. Clemens

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Actor Erville Alderson's surname is misspelled "Anderson" in the onscreen credits. According to production files in the AMPAS Library, some of the scenes were filmed on location in Sonora, CA near Yosemite National Park. According to modern sources, the Maltese Falcon statue from Warner Bros.' 1931 film The Maltese Falcon appears in a scene in which Sheila Terry plays the organ. Slim Whitaker, Jim Corey, Ben Corbett, Bud Osborne are included in the cast by modern sources. This film was a remake of the 1929 First National film Phantom City starring Ken Maynard and his horse Tarzan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

Actor Erville Alderson's surname is misspelled "Anderson" in the onscreen credits. According to production files in the AMPAS Library, some of the scenes were filmed on location in Sonora, CA near Yosemite National Park. According to modern sources, the Maltese Falcon statue from Warner Bros.' 1931 film The Maltese Falcon appears in a scene in which Sheila Terry plays the organ. Slim Whitaker, Jim Corey, Ben Corbett, Bud Osborne are included in the cast by modern sources. This film was a remake of the 1929 First National film Phantom City starring Ken Maynard and his horse Tarzan (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4221). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
11 Jan 33
p. 11.
Variety
17 Jan 33
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Four Star Western
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
Scr and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus score
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 December 1932
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph, Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 February 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3635
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
57-58
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A stormy night brings a strange assortment of people to the deserted Sally Ann mine. Joe Ryan and his gang wait inside a shack, watched in secret by a pair of hidden eyes. John Mason, whose father left him a half-interest in the mine, rides into town with his sidekick, Clarence Washington Brown, just in time to stop a fight between Ryan and Benedict, the former manager of the mine, who implies that Ryan came by his half-share in the mine illegally. Benedict takes John and Clarence home with him where they meet Janet Carter, the daughter of Bill Carter, who discovered the mine with John's father. After a night of mysterious, ghostly comings and goings accompanied by flashing lights, Janet learns that Ryan's father framed her father in order to steal his interest in the mine. Carter, however, managed to hide the gold before he was taken to jail. When John hears her story, he offers to help her get Ryan. He arranges for Ryan to rob Clarence and then offers to trade Ryan's mine deed in exchange for not prosecuting him for robbery. Ryan's gang thwarts John's efforts by kidnapping him and later, Janet and Benedict, holding them in the mine shafts that run under the Carter house. A hooded figure, who turns out to be Carter, tries to rescue them and fails. After Clarence inadvertently scares Ryan's men, John escapes and sends his horse "Duke" home to round up his men. Ryan's men torture Carter until he reveals where he has hidden his gold. They load it into a cart, but before they can escape, John's men ... +


A stormy night brings a strange assortment of people to the deserted Sally Ann mine. Joe Ryan and his gang wait inside a shack, watched in secret by a pair of hidden eyes. John Mason, whose father left him a half-interest in the mine, rides into town with his sidekick, Clarence Washington Brown, just in time to stop a fight between Ryan and Benedict, the former manager of the mine, who implies that Ryan came by his half-share in the mine illegally. Benedict takes John and Clarence home with him where they meet Janet Carter, the daughter of Bill Carter, who discovered the mine with John's father. After a night of mysterious, ghostly comings and goings accompanied by flashing lights, Janet learns that Ryan's father framed her father in order to steal his interest in the mine. Carter, however, managed to hide the gold before he was taken to jail. When John hears her story, he offers to help her get Ryan. He arranges for Ryan to rob Clarence and then offers to trade Ryan's mine deed in exchange for not prosecuting him for robbery. Ryan's gang thwarts John's efforts by kidnapping him and later, Janet and Benedict, holding them in the mine shafts that run under the Carter house. A hooded figure, who turns out to be Carter, tries to rescue them and fails. After Clarence inadvertently scares Ryan's men, John escapes and sends his horse "Duke" home to round up his men. Ryan's men torture Carter until he reveals where he has hidden his gold. They load it into a cart, but before they can escape, John's men arrive and overcome the gang. Now that the gold is safe, John and Janet make plans for their future. +

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