Gold Is Where You Find It

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Gold Is Where You Find It
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Produced by
Screenplay by
Story by Clements Ripley
Music by Max Steiner
Cinematography Sol Polito
Edited by Clarence Kolster
Owen Marks (uncredited)
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release date
  • February 12, 1938 (1938-02-12) (USA)
Running time
94 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Gold is Where You Find It is a 1938 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, and Claude Rains. Based on a story by Clements Ripley, with a screenplay by Warren Duff and Robert Buckner, the film is about the rivalry between farmers and miners in the Sacramento valley 30 years after the California Gold Rush. The feud between the two factions is complicated when a man from one side and a woman from the other fall in love. This Technicolor feature film was released on February 12, 1938 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

Plot summary

A new gold strike in California ten years after the American Civil War triggers a bitter feud between farmers and miners using hydraulic mining methods that flood the farmlands.



Gold is Where You Find It was, in many respects, a routine Western, lifted out of the ordinary by its early use of the newly perfected 3-strip Technicolor process, its big-budget director and cast, and its musical score. During the early spring of 1937, producer Hal B. Wallis was looking for a project to film in Technicolor, as a dry run for The Adventures of Robin Hood, which was not ready for release. So he chose this screenplay, making it probably the first Western shot in the new process, and second Warner Bros. movie to be shot in new Technicolor.[2]

The film was shot near Weaverville, California.[3]


  1. ^ American Film Institute Catalog
  2. ^
  3. ^ Hollywood Holds A World Premier In Mining Town The Christian Science Monitor (1908-Current file) [Boston, Mass] 05 Feb 1938: 3.

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