The Way to the Gold (1957)

The Way to the Gold Poster
Original Title: The Way to the Gold
Type: Movie
Genre: Adventure, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 94 Minutes    (1 Hours : 34 Minutes)
Release Date: 10 May 1957 (USA)
Is Adult: No
Rated: n/A
Robert D. Webb
Wendell Mayes, Wilbur Daniel Steele
Jeffrey Hunter, Sheree North, Barry Sullivan  »


An old inmate tells his cellmate, who's up for parole, about the location of a 35-year old gold loot and the released convict goes looking for it in Arizona.


Joe Mundy is being released from prison and an old convict, whom he has befriended, tells him the location of a stolen cache of gold. Leaving the prison, Joe is followed to Glendale, Arizona by Little Brother Williams. There Joe meets Henrietta Clifford, a waitress, who befriends him after he is badly beaten by Williams. Marshal Hannibal questions Joe, who is unable to identify his assailant. At the boarding house where Henrietta is staying, Joe meets Mrs. Williams and her sons, Little Brother and Clem. Mrs. Williams' husband had participated in the gold robbery but had been killed before he could reveal the location of the cache. Joe also encounters Uncle George, Mrs. Williams' eccentric brother. Joe and Henrietta leave town to find the gold and are followed by the marshal. The two come to a road where they find Mrs. Williams, her sons and Uncle George waiting for them with a shotgun, and order them to proceed to the gold. (But not before Joe is beaten up by Little Brother for the third time). As they come down out of the mountains they discover that the waters of Lake Mead have covered the valley in which the gold was hidden, as Hoover Dam has been built since the old convict entered the prison many years before. Written by Les Adams


All roads lead to sweeping adventure and violent excitement on The Way to the Gold.

Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Herencia de un condenado (Uruguay)
    Die Spur zum Gold (West Germany)
    Vangin salaisuus (Finland)
    To stigma tou anomou thisavrou (Greece)
    La strada dell'oro (Italy)

  • Company

    Twentieth Century Fox

  • Country

    United States

  • Certification

    United Kingdom:U
    West Germany:12 (f)

  • Location

    Hoover Dam
    Arizona-Nevada Border

  • Details (Financial)

  • Budget


  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    2.35 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System)
    Mono (Westrex Recording System)