In GOLD, a ruthless tycoon begins manipulating the price of gold on the world market, hoping to shift the odds in his favor. To further improve his chances, he also decides to sabotage one of South Africa's richest mines by having it flooded. However, the mine's foreman, Rod Slater (Roger Moore), has no intention of standing by and letting him do that. Along with his assistant, Slater tries to figure out a way of saving the mine, its wealth, and the thousands who work there. The film also features Susannah York, Ray Milland, and John Gielgud.
Cast: Bradford Dillman, John Gielgud, Ray Milland, Roger Moore, Susannah York
Full Frame - 1.33
Shot in South Africa in Technicolor.
Running time 118 minutes, rated MPAA PG.
Additional cast: Simon Sabela (Big King); Marc Smith; John Hussey; Norman Coombes; George Jackson; Michael McGovern; JohnBay; and Paul Hansard.
Additional credits: Peter Price (assistant director).
Peter Hunt directed this old fashioned -- if not reactionary -- action film about gold-mining in South Africa. The story concerns a nefarious scheme to control the international price of gold by sabotaging the country's largest gold mine, flooding it with an underground sea. Hurry Hirschfeld (Ray Milland) is a cranky but kind millionaire who owns the gold mine. His granddaughter, Terry Steyner (Susannah York), is a beautiful women suffering from the old ennui. She happens to be married to chief bad-guy Manfred Steyner (Bradford Dillman), who, along with unscrupulous international tycoon Farrell (John
Gielgud), hatches the plot to flood Hurry's gold- mine. To the rescue comes Rod Slater (Roger Moore) and his faithful black sidekick Big King (Simon Sabela), ready to right the wrongs and stem the tide in order to make South Africa safe for cheap black labor. ~ Paul Brenner. DVD in very good condition.