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Gold [1974]

Director:Peter R. Hunt
Writer:Stanley Price
Wilbur Smith
Composer:Elmer Bernstein
Length:119 minutes
(1 hour 59 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:5.5/10
Amazon Rating:3.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: Rod Slater is the newly appointed general manager of the Sonderditch gold mine, but he stumbles across an ingenious plot to flood the mine.

Reaction: Not quite my thing.

Personal Rating: 4/10

Peter R. Hunt => Director
Stanley Price => Writer
Wilbur Smith => Writer / Novel "Gold Mine"
Elmer Bernstein => Composer
Bernard Horsfall => Dave Kowalski
Bill Brewer => Aristide
Bradford Dillman => Manfred Steyner
Dennis Smith => Radio Commentator
George Jackson => Mine Doctor
John Gielgud => Farrell
John Hussey => Plummer
Ken Hare => Jackson
Marc Smith => Tex Kiernan
Norman Coombes => Lemmer
Paddy Norval => Girl in Bar
Ralph Loubser => Mine Captain
Ray Milland => Hurry Hirschfeld
Roger Moore => Rod Slater
Simon Sabela => Big King
Susannah York => Terry Steyner
Tony Beckley => Stephen Marais

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • There was considerable controversy regarding the film being made in South Africa under the apartheid regime.
  • The movie was only released as part of a double bill in the United States.
  • Roger Moore was reluctant to accept the role at first, owing to the character being a cigarette smoker (he had recently stopped smoking cigarettes and gravitated to Monte Cristo cigars). As it was necessary for Rod Slater's character to smoke cigarettes rather than cigars Moore's objection was overruled, though his smoking scenes were reduced to a bare minimum.