The Gold Raiders

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  • 1951
  • 56 min
  • 5.6  (278)

The Gold Raiders is a 1951 Western comedy film that features George O'Brien, Moe Howard, and Shemp Howard in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Edward Bernds and produced by Ben Schwalb. The Gold Raiders was released by Monogram Pictures on December 16, 1951, and was shot in colorful Cinecolor. The plot of the movie follows a group of bandits who are after the valuable gold mine that is located in the town of Oro Grande. The town's sheriff (George O'Brien) suspects that the bandits are planning to rob the gold mine, and he seeks help from the town's blacksmith (Moe Howard) and his assistant (Shemp Howard) to catch the robbers.

The movie starts with the bandits trying to gain entry into the mine, but failing in their attempts. The bandits then kidnap the owner of the mine, so that they can gain access to it. The sheriff suspects that the bandits are still in the town and starts his investigation by seeking help from the blacksmith and his assistant.

The blacksmith and his assistant are hesitant to assist in the capture of the robbers, but eventually, they agree to help the sheriff. The trio sets out to find the bandits but find themselves in all sorts of hilarious situations along the way.

The sheriff and his posse ride through the desert to track down the bandits. Along the way, they run into crazy situations and characters such as runaway wagons, cowboys, a posse of bandits, and a saloon girl. The blacksmith and his assistant are the comic relief of the movie, providing witty one-liners and hilarious physical comedy.

Despite the obstacles, the trio finally manages to locate the bandits and takes them down in an action-packed finale. The movie ends with the sheriff recovering the stolen gold and bringing the bandits to justice.

The Gold Raiders is an entertaining movie packed with action, comedy, and brilliant performances from the lead actors. George O'Brien is a convincing sheriff, with his rugged looks and deep voice giving him an air of authority. Moe Howard and Shemp Howard, on the other hand, provide the perfect comic relief with their witty one-liners, slapstick comedy, and hilarious expressions.

The movie does a great job of balancing the action and the comedy, making it enjoyable for both fans of Western movies and fans of comedy films. The plot is well-paced, with the movie's 69-minute runtime feeling just right. The cinematography, shot in Cinecolor, is stunning, with the desert landscapes and the town of Oro Grande looking vibrant and rich.

In conclusion, The Gold Raiders, although not a well-known classic or a groundbreaking film, is a highly entertaining movie that packs a punch with its blend of comedy and action. The lead actors deliver strong performances, and the movie's plot is well-paced, making it an enjoyable watch from start to finish.

The Gold Raiders is a 1951 comedy with a runtime of 56 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    5.6  (278)