Golden Salamander

1950

Ronald Neame
Director
Pinewood Films
Production Company

While collecting a group of artifacts in a remote Tunisian town, archaeologist Howard discovers a gun smuggling ring. Taking an anicent inscription to heart, he decides to overcome evil, not by ignoring it, but going to meet it.

Well done tale, based on a Victor Canning novel of the same name. Howard and Aimee are charming together, enough so that their age difference isn't even worth noting. Hyde White is excellent as the worn-out piano player who finds his good side, as is Malleson, cast against type as a corrupt French policeman. This films almost seems like a Western in many ways; the good man riding into a backwater town and awakening the moral heart of its lazy and corrupted citizens.

-Dave W.



3rd February 1950
Cinema



90 mins
1.37:1


23rd March 1951
Cinema



90 mins
1.33:1



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Trevor Howard
David Redfern
Anouk Aimée
Anna Taboul
(as Anouk)
Herbert Lom
Rankl
Walter Rilla
Paul Serafis
Miles Malleson
Superintendent Douvet
Jacques Sernas
Max Taboul
Wilfrid Hyde-White
Agno
(as Wilfrid Hyde-White)
Peter Copley
Aribi
Marcel Poncin
Dommic
Kathleen Boutall
Madame Guillard
Eugene Deckers
Duvalle, Police Chief
Percy Walsh
Guillard
Sybilla Binder
Madame Labree
(as Sybille Binder)
Chris Adcock
Soldier in Café des Amis
(uncredited)
Unknown
Café des Amis Patron
Unknown
Café des Amis Patron
Ahmed Fahmu
Ahmed, Serafis' Servant
(uncredited)
Unknown
Accordion Player
Unknown
Café des Amis Patron
Unknown
Dancing Couple in Café des Amis
Unknown
Dancing Couple in Café des Amis
Claude Bonsor
Card Player in Café des Amis
(uncredited)
Armand Guinle
Card Player in Café des Amis
(uncredited)
Unknown
Native with Douvet on Boar Hunt
Henry Edwards
Jeffries, British Consul
(uncredited)
Valentine Dyall
Sidi Ben Ahrim
(scenes deleted)
Anthony Newley
Sidi Ben Ahrim's Son
(scenes deleted)

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