Sutter's Gold

Sutter's Gold is a 1936 fictionalized film version of the aftermath of the discovery of gold on Sutter's property, spurring the California Gold Rush of 1849. Edward Arnold plays John Sutter. The supporting cast includes Lee Tracy, Binnie Barnes, Katherine Alexander, Montagu Love, and Harry Carey as Kit Carson. The film was directed by James Cruze.

Sutter's Gold
Directed byJames Cruze
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Screenplay byWilliam Faulkner
StarringEdward Arnold
Lee Tracy
Binnie Barnes
Music byFranz Waxman
CinematographyGeorge Robinson
Edited byPhilip Cahn
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • March 1, 1936 (1936-03-01)
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film is based on the novel "L'Or; la merveilleuse histoire du général Johann August Suter" by Blaise Cendrars (Paris, 1925); ISBN 1417910755.



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