Haunted Gold (1932)

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    • Haunted Gold (1932)

      HAUNTED GOLD

      DIRECTED BY MACK V. WRIGHT
      PRODUCED BY LEONARD SCHLESINGER/ SID ROGELL
      WARNER BROS


      Photo with the courtesy of lasbugas

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      John Mason returns to the Sally Ann mine to claim his half share.
      Janet Cater also returns although her father lost his half share to Joe Ryan.
      Ryan and his gang are also there to get the gold.
      A mysterious Phantom is also present.
      Mason's plan to expose Ryan as an outlaw and to force him
      to turn his share to Janet works.
      But when distracted by the Phantom, John is made a prisoner by the gang.
      Summary written by Maurice VanAuken

      Full Cast
      John Wayne .... John Mason
      Sheila Terry .... Janet Carter
      Harry Woods .... Joe Ryan
      Erville Alderson .... Tom Benedict
      Otto Hoffman .... Simon, Benedict's Servant
      Martha Mattox .... Mrs. Herman
      Blue Washington .... Clarence Washington Brown
      Duke the Horse .... Duke, John's Horse (as Duke the Miracle Horse)
      Tom Bay .... Tom (uncredited)
      Bob Burns .... Bob (uncredited)
      Ben Corbett .... Henchman Ben (uncredited)
      Jim Corey .... Henchman Ed (uncredited)
      Charles Le Moyne .... Cowhand (uncredited)
      Ken Maynard .... (archive footage) (uncredited)
      Bud Osborne .... Henchman Bud (uncredited)
      Tarzan .... (archive footage) (uncredited)
      Blackjack Ward .... Henchman (uncredited)
      Slim Whitaker .... Henchman Slim (uncredited)
      Mack V. Wright .... Henchman Mack (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Adele S. Buffington story and continuity

      Cinematography
      Nicholas Musuraca

      Trivia
      * The statue of the Maltese Falcon, later used in the Humphrey Bogart classic The Maltese Falcon (1941)
      can be seen in a scene where the film's heroine Sheila Terry is playing the organ.

      * Warner Bros. salvaged long shots of silent Ken Maynard films and used them in this film. Thus, many of the long shots of John Wayne are actually shots of Maynard from earlier films.

      Filming Locations
      Iverson Ranch, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Lasky Mesa, West Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA
      Sonora, California, USA
      Warner Ranch, Calabasas, California, USA
      Yuma, Arizona, USA

      Watch the Movie

      Haunted Gold
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 20 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Haunted Gold is a 1932 American Western film starring John Wayne.

      This is the 1st. of 6 films Duke made with Warner Bros, as re-makes of some
      silent films, that Ken Maynard had made.
      This one being a re-make of 1929 film The Phantom City.

      These Duke versions were made, to use up unused film, that WB had,
      featuring Ken Maynard and his miracle horse.
      They brought in Duke and Duke! The Wonder Horse,
      and substituted them into the films!!
      If you look closely, you can spot the difference,
      between the two actors.
      Even the two horses, are noticeably different.

      It opened at the Strand Theatre in New York to
      "Action Gallops across the Screen"

      With Duke, was Sheila Terry, she's a real beauty,
      and she was another one of his earlier female co-stars,
      of which he had, chemistry.
      Blue Washington, added some great comedy,
      in this captivating story of a ghost house!!
      Great mine shaft scene, and some good stunt-work, Duke
      fighting in a suspended mine bucket!!! WOW!!!

      I enjoyed this series, and they remain favourites,
      as they were amongst the first VHS, I ever bought.

      1932hauntedgold3.jpg

      User Review
      "Author: Norm Vogel
      This western reminds me of an "old house film".....a ghost town with a "real" ghost! Secret panels, shadows on the walls,
      eyes peering thru slits in the walls, etc.
      It also gives Blue Washington the chance for some great "scared reaction" comedy (ala' Mantan Moreland or Willie Best).
      I don't much care for westerns, but the "supernatural" elements in this film make it worth watching! "*
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

      The post was edited 8 times, last by ethanedwards ().

    • Hi Keith, I saw this one a long time ago and have it on VHS but wish it were on DvD. Also, I think Blue Washington did an excellent job of being the movies "scardy cat." The guy made me laugh till I was green in the face.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Originally posted by The Ringo Kid@Feb 2 2006, 01:31 PM
      Hi Keith, I saw this one a long time ago and have it on VHS but wish it were on DvD.
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      Ringo,

      We haven't seen this movie, but if you would be willing to send it to us, we could check out our new capture card and DVD burner on the 'puter, and make you a DVD for you and for us at the same time, and of course return your VHS copy. :D

      Chester :newyear:
    • For those who don't have a DVD player, or want their very own copy on VHS, Amazon offers this movie NEW, and eligible for free shipping.

      The image from Amazon is different than the one Keith posted. Both real neat, though!

      Chester :newyear:
      Files
    • By an odd coincidence I bought this right before it is to be released on DVD. Well this certainly was different. Extremely silly, but entertaining. I enjoyed it even though I was sittng with the feeling that it was one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I guess the fact that they made it to use unused film explains a lot.

      Interesting to see how times have changed and espescially the Blue Washington character. Biography for Blue Washington explains what I'm talking about. This is one movie that would never have been made today.

      While I am posting in this forum I would like to thank you again, Keith, for all the work you put in to this forum. I hope you return, but if not at least you can see that these threads are being picked up again and we are reading them.

      Regards
      Popol Vuh
    • Originally posted by Popol Vuh@Sep 14 2006, 05:30 PM

      While I am posting in this forum I would like to thank you again, Keith, for all the work you put in to this forum. I hope you return, but if not at least you can see that these threads are being picked up again and we are reading them.

      Regards
      Popol Vuh
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      I can agree with this too. It was great job. It's a pity that there is no movie of the week descussion any more.
      As for Haunted Gold I have never seen it, but hope some day... I think it takes not too long, becouse now I have 84 movies.
      Regards,
      Senta :rolleyes:
    • Re: Haunted Gold (1932)

      The best JW b-western I´ve seen so far! Creepy occupants in the ghost town. Duke the horse is beautiful, and the better known Duke doesn´t look bad either.
      Has anybody seen the original Maynard movie? Some of his films seem to be around. Would be interesting to compare. If memory serves me, Duke is the same horse Maynard used earlier, by the name Tarzan
      I don't believe in surrenders.
    • Re: Haunted Gold (1932)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Hi,
      Duke made 6 movies with WB, as re-makes of some
      silent films, that Ken Maynard had made.
      These Duke versions were made, to use up unused film, that WB had.
      They brought in Duke and Duke! The Wonder Horse,
      and substituted them into the films!!
      If you look closely, you can spot the difference,
      between the two actors.
      Even the two horses, are noticibly different.


      Hi etsija,

      Hope this helps
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: Haunted Gold (1932)

      Here's a 1952 reissue poster.

      Haunted Gold-1952 re-release poster.jpg

      Not nearly as neat as the original, which Keith has in his introductory post.

      The other two items are 1939 reissue ads for the film.

      Haunted Gold -1939 reissue ad 1.jpg Haunted Gol -1939 reissue ad 2.jpg
    • Re: Haunted Gold (1932)

      Why they used a picture from Big Jim McLain I will never know.... But I thought this was the weakest of the 6 he did for WB, with Ride Him Cowboy being the best. Although I did like Clarence, I just wish that he would've been played straight instead of as a comedic relief like most blacks were at the time. But he had good presence and he deserved way better.