Garth (also referred to as Fedora by Indiana Jones) is a supporting antagonist from the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
He was portrayed by Richard Young.
He is a grave robber and an archaeologist who found the Cross of Coronado in 1912. Working for a guy nicknamed Panama Hat by Indiana Jones, he was hired to find the cross which is rumored to have contained a piece of the cross that Jesus was crucified on. While digging in a cave in Utah, Garth and his gang found the cross of Coronado which is stolen by a 17-year old Indiana Jones.
Garth and his men chased down Indiana out of the cave. Indiana escapes on a horse, being pursued by the gang and Panama Hat himself. Indiana flees aboard a circus train. Garth eventually confronts Indiana on the train and tries to claim the Cross. When Indiana refuses to give it back and flees into a magic act car, Garth has his men surround all exits of the train so that Indiana cannot escape. He enters the car but sees Indiana fleeing from a secret exit in a magic box. All he can do is watch in frustration as Indiana runs away in the distance to Moab. But admiring the kid's spirit, Garth just smiles for a split moment.
When Indiana comes home he tries to tell his dad about the cross but Henry Jones Sr. dismisses him. The sheriff arrives to claim the cross from Indiana saying that Panama Hat is the rightful owner of the cross with Garth and his gang as witnesses. After giving the cross to their client, Garth, admiring Indiana's attempts at claiming the cross, tells him encouraging words before putting his fedora on Indiana Jones' head and walking out. He has not appeared in any other movies or books since.
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