White Gold
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White Gold
Confined to two basic sets and six characters, White Gold may well be the most claustrophobic western ever made. This sense of stuffiness was a deliberate artistic decision by director William K. Howard, who wanted to visually convey the entrapment experienced by heroine Jetta Goudal. The title refers to wool; the setting is a sheep ranch in Arizona. Kenneth Thompson, the son of the ranch's grim and taciturn owner (George Nichols), marries a Mexican girl, played by Goudal. The father, convinced that Jetta will eventually cheat on his son, verbally lambastes the girl at every opportunity.… More