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Tracy Powell, an Indiana farmer, gets the gold fever and heads for Stockton, California in 1849. There, he abandons his first partner, Bert Killian, and teams up with Sam Wilkins, a claim jumper employed by Willis Haver. Six years later, Powell returns to Indiana and his sweetheart, Julie. They marry and he tries farming again but, on the night their son is born, he takes off again searching for gold. This time he heads for the hills with an inveterate prospector, Jimmo McCann. A decade later, the two are still hunting for their big strike when McCann is killed in an accident. Powell returns home with news of a big strike but the deserted Julie will have nothing to do with him. His friend Killian will not believe him but Haver, now a banker gives him a small loan and then beats him out of his claim. Many years pass before he comes home, now sixty-years-old, and this time, his wife and son open their home to him. But he vows to go prospecting come next spring.

  1. Josef Shaftel

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Helen S. Bilkie

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. David Wayne

    David Wayne

    Tracy Powell

  2. Keenan Wynn

    Keenan Wynn

    Sam Wilkins

  3. James Barton

    James Barton

    Jimmo McCann

  4. Marcia Henderson

    Marcia Henderson

    Julie

  5. Jim Backus

    Jim Backus

    Willis Haver

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The Naked Hills
The Naked Hills

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  • June 17, 1956
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 12m

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