Black Gold

Black Gold

Director: Russell Hopton Cast: Frankie Darro, LeRoy Mason, Gloria Shea

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Black Gold

Stodgily directed by actor Russell Hopton, this low-budget oil-drilling melodrama was one of three action-adventures teaming boy actor Frankie Darro with B-Western villain LeRoy Mason, the latter changing his billing to "Roy Mason" for the occasion. Young master Darro plays Clifford Riley, nicknamed "Fishtail", whose father Dan (Frank Shannon) is killed when a rival, J.G. Anderson (Berton Churchill), sabotages his oil well. Enter geologist Hank Langford (Mason), who persuades "Fishtail" to hold on to the potentially valuable well. In retaliation, Anderson has Hank abducted, but the young geologist manages to escape. Learning that Anderson is planning to blow up the Riley well with nitroglycerin, the hero arrives just in time to rescue "Fishtail", but Anderson is killed in the ensuing explosion. The blast also causes the well to come in and both Hank and "Fishtail" emerge from the wreckage as millionaires.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2017
UPC: 0191091210277
Original Release: 1936
Source: Film Detective
Time: 0:57:00
Sales rank: 84,311

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Frankie Darro Clifford "Fishtail" O'Riley
LeRoy Mason Hank Langford
Gloria Shea Cynthia Jackson
Berton Churchill J.G. Anderson
Stanley Fields Lefty Stevens
Frank Shannon Dan O'Riley
George Cleveland Clemens
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Snowflake
Dewey Robinson Homer
Charles "Slim" Whitaker Slim
Roy Mason Actor

Technical Credits
Russell Hopton Director
Sascha Baranley Screenwriter
Maurice Conn Producer
Didheart Conn Score Composer
Stetson Humphrey Musical Direction/Supervision
Louis Rackmil Set Decoration/Design
Art Reed Cinematographer
David Stoner Sound/Sound Designer
Richard G. Wray Editor

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