Cautatorii de aur

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Cautatorii de aur (Romania / France / West Germany, 1975 (TV version) / 1986 (Film version) / Directors: Sergiu Nicolaescu, Wolfgang Staudte, Alecu G. Croitoru)

  • Runtime: 330 min (TV version) / 127 min (Film version)

Also known as

The Gold-diggers (English title) | Aranyásók (Hungary) | Poszukiwacze zlota (Poland) | Zlatokopové (Czechoslovakia) | Lockruf des Goldes (Germany)

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Rüdiger Bahr (Elam Harnish), Ferdinand Mayne (John Tarwater), Arthur Brauss (Charles Clayton), Pierre Rousseau (Pater Judge), Gilda Marinescu (Ann Topping), Andrei Codarcea (Harris Topping), Constantin Baltaretu (Michael Bettles), Ion Dorutiu (Big Bill), Françoise Arnoul (Cad Wilson), Emmerich Schäffer (Joe Hines), Vasile Nitulescu (Breck), Sandu Popa (Olav Henderson), Constantin Rautchi (Caribou-Charly), Vladimir Găitan (Montana Kid), Christine Kaufmann (Labiskwee), Werner Berndt (Andy Carson), Adrian Dobrescu (Snass), Nicu Iordache (McCan)
  • Story: Jack London (short stories)
  • Adaptation: Sergiu Nicolaescu, Walter Ulbrich, Alecu G. Croitoru
  • Screenplay: Sergiu Nicolaescu, Walter Ulbrich, Alecu G. Croitoru
  • Director of Photography: Alexandru David
  • Music: Hans Posegga


America at the end of the 19th century: Word spreads like wildfire that tons of gold had been found on the Klondike. Half of America is in turmoil. Among the adventurers is the young lawyer Elam Harnish from San Francisco. Over the next few months, he experiences the hard search for gold, the merciless nature and the cunning stock exchange sharks of the big city.


Originated as German/French/Romanian TV series, movie version released ten years later in Eastern European countries.

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