The Way to the Gold
|The Way to the Gold|
|Directed by||Robert D. Webb|
|Produced by||David Weisbart|
|Written by||Wendell Mayes|
|Distributed by||20th Century-Fox|
|May 10, 1957|
|Box office||$2.9 million|
Joe Mundy (Hunter) is being released from prison and an old convict, whom he has befriended, tells him the location of stolen gold. Leaving the prison, Joe is followed to Glendale, Arizona by Little Brother Williams (Neville Brand). There he meets Henrietta Clifford (North), who befriends him after he's badly beaten by Williams. Eventually, Joe and Henrietta go searching for the gold themselves.
- Jeffrey Hunter as Joe Mundy
- Sheree North as Henrietta 'Hank' Clifford, waitress
- Barry Sullivan as Marshal Hannibal
- Walter Brennan as Uncle George Williams
- Neville Brand as Little Brother Williams
Elvis Presley was offered the starring role in the film but 20th Century-Fox refused to pay the $250,000 plus 50% of the profits that Elvis' manager, Colonel Tom Parker was demanding (Fox had offered $150,000 plus 50%).
- Solomon, Aubrey. Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History (The Scarecrow Filmmakers Series). Lanham, Maryland: Scarecrow Press, 1989. ISBN 978-0-8108-4244-1. p251