If These Movies About Gold Don’t Get You Excited About Recycling, What Will?

Have you got old gold items lying around that you haven’t looked at for months or years? One could be an old watch with a gold-filled case that’s stuck away in your top dresser drawer, another a pin that belonged to your grandmother. Could items like those be worth a lot more than you expect – maybe $100 or $1,000 or more? You will never know until you have them tested by an expert precious metals refinery like Gold Refiners, part of Specialty Metals Smelters and Refiners.

But if you’re just too busy to think about testing them today, we have some motivation for you.

 If Gollum had just sent "Precious" to Gold Refiners for recycling, things might have turned out a little differently. Credit: New Line Cinema.

If Gollum had just sent "Precious" to Gold Refiners for recycling, things might have turned out a little differently. Credit: New Line Cinema.

These "Golden" Movie Classics Can Get You Moving

Just spend a day binge-watching some of these classic movies about gold. Their characters are excited about gold – and shouldn’t you be too?

The Italian Job (2003) – This movie features one of the most exciting gold heists ever created for the big screen. Mark Wahlberg, Ed Norton and their fellow thieves literally blow the bottom out of a house in Venice where gold bullion is stored, collect it underwater, and roar away with it in speedboats. Later on, the movie centers on betrayal and revenge among the crooks, all driven by a love of money and gold. And if you want even more fun, watch the earlier 1960 version of The Italian Job with a cast that includes Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Angie Dickinson.

Goldfinger (1964) – It’s one of the greatest Bond films, one of the greatest heist films and one of the greatest gold-related films, all rolled into one. It also introduced Auric Goldfinger, one of the most memorable Bond villains of all time – a man literally named for gold. (His first name begins with “Au,” the symbol for gold on the Periodic Table – get it?) Why not dig out those old cufflinks or other gold items and play with them while you watch it?

Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) – Humphrey Bogart, in one of his most memorable roles as Fred C. Dobbs, heads down to Mexico to hunt for gold in the wilderness. It’s a lot different from the movies we recommend above, but does a good job of depicting the hypnotic fascination that gold can exert on men who are eager to get rich.

The Gold Rush (1925) – Charlie Chaplin’s immortal “little tramp” character heads to Alaska to prospect for gold. There, he meets saloon dancers and prospectors. One miner is so hungry and hallucinating that he mistakes Chaplin for a chicken he would like to eat. It’s funny, poignant – everything a Chaplin movie is supposed to be. And it’s built on the allure of gold.

All the Lord of the Rings Movies – They’re all about the search for a gold ring, right? And they are all so long, you can spend a whole weekend binge-watching them. If that doesn’t get you motivated to call us to have your “precious” gold items tested, what will?

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