Henry Hathaway

T. it.: “Il prigioniero della miniera“; Scen.: Frank Fenton, da un romanzo di Frank Freiberger e William Tunberg; F.: Milton Krasner, Jorge Stahl Jr.; M.: James B. Clark; Scgf.: Edward Fitzgerald, Lyle R. Wheeler; Cost.: Travilla; Trucco: Ben Nye; Mu.: Bernard Herrmann; Canzoni: Ken Darby, Lionel Newman, Emilio D. Uranga; Su.: Roger Heman Sr., Nicolas de la Rosa Jr., Roger Heman; Ass. R.: Stanley Hough; Int.: Gary Cooper (Hooker), Susan Hayward (Leah Fuller), Richard Widmark (Fiske), Hugh Marlowe (John Fuller), Cameron Mitchell (Luke Daly), Rita Moreno (cantante), Victor Manuel Mendoza (Vicente Madariaga); Prod.: Charles Brackett per 20th Century Fox; 35mm. D.: 100’.

T. it.: Italian title. T. int.: International title. T. alt.: Alternative title. Sog.: Story. Scen.: Screenplay. F.: Cinematography. M.: Editing. Scgf.: Set Design. Mus.: Music. Int.: Cast. Prod.: Production Company. L.: Length. D.: Running Time. f/s: Frames per second. Bn.: Black e White. Col.: Color. Da: Print source

Film Notes


Not the least of the stronger points in the Charles Brackett production is the CinemaScope treatment of the location-lensing in Mexico. The new anamorphic lens greatly increases the visual impact of the outdoor scenes and becomes such an important part of the story-telling it almost overpowers the plot drama at times. Also standout are the hues in the Technicolor and many scenes appear as paintings. The plot has Cooper, Widmark and Cameron Mitchell, three adventurers stranded in a small Mexican port while the ship on which they were passengers is being repaired, hired by Miss Hayward to ride with her into dangerous Indian Country to free her husband, who is trapped in a gold mine

“Variety”, 30.6.1954

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