White Fang and the Gold Diggers (1975) starring Robert Woods, Ignazio Spalla, Franco Lantieri, Gabriella Lepori, Paolo Lena, Claudio Undari directed by Alfonso Brescia Movie Review

White Fang and the Gold Diggers (1975)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Robert Woods in White Fang and the Gold Diggers (1975) (aka: La Spacconata)

Sandy in the Woods

Sandy Shaw (Robert Woods) has inherited a gold claim in North Canada called "Eagle's Nest" and so heads there with his young son Rick (Paolo Lena) and his faithful dog Whiskey. But Sandy soon realises that the area is run by the evil Taft (Claudio Undari) who everyone fears and who wants "Eagle's Nest" for himself. The situation becomes even more complicated when Sandy's bride Connie (Gabriella Lepori) arrives in the area.

For those who don't know "White Fang and the Gold Diggers" is an Italian movie which went by the name of "La Spacconata" but in getting an English title also got dubbed into English. But that is not the only thing you should know as whilst it has "White Fang" in the title this isn't some children friendly adventure movie but a western with certain elements such as rape which isn't for innocent eyes.

Claudio Undari in White Fang and the Gold Diggers (1975) (aka: La Spacconata)

Anyway with that bit of information out of the way with "White Fang and the Gold Diggers" is a curious movie because on one hand it isn't very good yet on the other there is something about it which keeps you watching. Maybe it is the cheesiness of the dubbed voices which rarely match up to the actor's lips and certainly don't suit the actors themselves. Or maybe that it has a style which is definitely 70s Italian with that very distinct look but there is something other than the storyline which strangely catches and keeps your attention.

As for the actual storyline, well there is not much to it with that familiar set up of a local businessman who controls everything and will resort to some low tactics to get Sandy out of his claim. Of course there is also dogs involved in this story and some darker moments which definitely make this something for older eyes rather than younger ones. But the storyline is nothing special as the set up is familiar and holds very few surprises.

What this all boils down to is that "White Fang and the Gold Diggers" is what I call a curiosity movie as there isn't a great deal to it yet when you start watching you keep watching.