Film adaptations of Desert Gold (Shower of Gold)

01 Mar

1919: Desert Gold (My book-review): Information from IMDB

Produced by Zane Grey Productions

Directed by T. Hayes Hunter

Adapted by Fred Myton


E.K. Lincoln E.K. Lincoln …Dick Gale

William H. Bainbridge …Jim Belding

Frank Brownlee Frank Brownlee …Jonas Warren

Lawson Butt Lawson W. Butt …The Yaqui

Jeanne Carpenter

Edward Coxen Edward Coxen …Captain George Thorne

Beulah Dark Cloud …Papago Indian Mother

Mary Jane Irving …The Child

Frank Lanning Frank Lanning …Papago Indian Son

Walter Long Walter Long …Rojas

Arthur Morrison …Lash

Eileen Percy Eileen Percy …Nell

Russell Simpson Russell Simpson …Ladd

Margery Wilson Margery Wilson …Mercedes Castenada

Laura Winston …Mrs. Belding

Cinematography by Abraham “Abe” Scholtz and Arthur L. Todd

Translated sub-titles into:

  • Danish: The Wild West
  • French: Le secret de l’or


1926: Desert Gold (see my book review): Silent movie (Information from IMDB)

Produced by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

  • Producers Jesse L. Lasky and Adolph Zuker

Directed by  George B. Seitz

Adapted by Lucien Hubbard


Neil Hamilton Neil Hamilton …George Thorne

Shirley Mason Shirley Mason …Mercedes Castanada

Robert Frazer Robert Frazer …Dick Gale

William Powell William Powell …Snake Landree

Josef Swickard Josef Swickard …Sebastian Castaneda

George Irving George Irving …Richard Stanton Gale

Eddie Gribbon Eddie Gribbon …One-Found Kelley

Frank Lackteen Frank Lackteen …Yaqui

Richard Howard …Sergeant

Bernard Siegel Bernard Siegel …Goat Herder

Aline Goodwin …Alarcon’s Wife

Ralph Yearsley …Halfwit

George Regas George Regas …Verd

Cinematography by Charles Edgar Schoenbaum

Supervised by B.P. Schulberg and Hector Turnbull

Translated sub-titles into

  • Austrian: Der Schrecken der Steinwüste
  • Brazil portugese: A Protegida
  • Danish: Ørkenguld
  • French: La roche qui tue
  • Polish: Pustynne zloto
  • Swedish: Guld, kvinnor och äventyr


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