The Gold Bug 43 years old

The Gold Bug

Shortly after the Civil War, while exploring the long deserted and reputedly haunted Sullivan's Island off Charleston S.C., a boy encounters two obsessed eccentrics living there. These men chase him away and warn him never to return or to tell anyone about them. Soon, however, they locate him and summon him back, because he has unknowingly given them a clue vital to their quest and they need his help to unravel the rest of the mystery. If he can do so, they will find buried pirate treasure and all become rich. But in joining the search, he falls under the same obsession and curse -- an ominous fate suggested by the unearthly electronic music which contributes to the film's atmosphere.


The Gold Bug Cast

Name Character
Anthony Michael Hall He was 11, now 54 years old as The Boy
Anne Haney She was 45, 67 years old when she died as Jessica Bessop
Geoffrey Holder He was 49, 84 years old when he died as Jupiter
Philip Bruns He was 48, 80 years old when he died as Tattoo
Roberts Blossom He was 55, 87 years old when he died as Mr. LeGrand
Sudie Bond She was 51, 56 years old when she died as Agnes
Alix Elias as Barmaid

The Gold Bug Crew

Name Department
Robert Fuest as Director. He was 52 (84) years old when He died Directing
Michael F. Barrow as Gaffer. Lighting
Edgar Allan Poe as Story. He was 171 (40) years old when He died Writing
Charles Gross as Original Music Composer. He was 46 (now 89) years old Sound
Dennis M. O'Connor as Editor. Editing
Nigel Noble as Sound. He was 37 (now 80) years old Sound
Edward Pomerantz as Teleplay. Writing
Tim Wallace as Electrician. He was 4 (now 38) years old Lighting
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The Gold Bug (43 years)

  • Release day: Saturday, February 02, 1980
  • Runtime: 45 minutes