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Plunder of the Sun (1953)

Approved  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  26 August 1953 (USA)
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An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.

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Al Colby
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Julie Barnes
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Anna Luz
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Thomas Berrien
Sean McClory ...
Jefferson
Eduardo Noriega ...
Raul Cornejo
Julio Villarreal ...
Ulbaldo Navarro (as Julio Villareal)
Charles Rooner ...
Captain Bergman
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Consul (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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26 August 1953 (USA)  »

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Das geheimnisvolle Testament  »

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Trivia

Glenn Ford turned down the lead role in Hondo (1953) because he had not enjoyed working with director John Farrow on this film. See more »

Goofs

At Mitla, Colby shows Julie a hole, indicating that it was a place for offerings to the gods, including human sacrifices. In central America, cenotes (or sinkholes) were used by the native population as water sources and also were used for offerings of human sacrifices and objects. However there are no cenotes at Mitla. See more »

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Al Colby: Drink's alright, just so it doesn't take you in the wrong direction.
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Plunder of the Sun was filmed in its entirety in Mexico in the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and Monte Alban. We wish to express our gratitude to the wonderful people of Oaxaca, Veracruz and the Churubusco-Azteca Studios in Mexico City for their help and cooperation. See more »

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Sin ella
Written by Enrique Fabregat
Sung by an unidentified singer in the saloon
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Gold Things Come in Small Packages
1 August 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

San Francisco insurance adjuster Glenn Ford (as Al Colby) is in hot water. He tells US authorities in Mexico what put him there… Quickly, we flashback as Mr. Ford arrives in Havana, Cuba. Strapped for cash, Ford meets alluring Patricia Medina (as Anna Luz) at a bar and takes a job offered by her old and ailing companion Francis L. Sullivan (as Thomas Berrien). Plagued by a bad heart and confined to a wheelchair, Mr. Sullivan hires Ford to help them smuggle a small package into Mexico. En route, the newly formed trio meet sneaky blond Sean McClory (as Jefferson), who is interested in small packages. Ford also encounters tipsy tramp Diana Lynn (as Julie Barnes), who propositions him with the line, "I like well built men." Finally, the package Ford is carrying opens, and mysteries are revealed. Unfortunately the plot thins and several in the cast act types rather than parts. However, the location photography by Jack Draper makes it nice looking.

***** Plunder of the Sun (8/26/53) John Farrow ~ Glenn Ford, Patricia Medina, Diana Lynn, Sean McClory


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