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Plunder of the Sun (1953)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 26 August 1953 (USA)
American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.

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Al Colby
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Julie Barnes
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Anna Luz
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Thomas Berrien
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Jefferson
Eduardo Noriega ...
Raul Cornejo
Julio Villarreal ...
Ulbaldo Navarro (as Julio Villareal)
Charles Rooner ...
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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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There was a bullet waiting at the Zapotec gate!


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Pillaje al sol  »

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Final film of Mona Barrie. See more »

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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: Take a good look at yourself! Who'd want to kiss THAT?
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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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Flub
14 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Near the beginning, in Mexico, Glenn Ford goes up to the bar and the bartender has on a sweater. A second later, at another angle, the sweater is gone!

This is an interesting, archaeological treasure hunt flick. The story is pretty good and the characters interesting.

I only wish it had been filmed in color so the beauty of the ruins could be seen by all. Nevertheless, even in black & white it is still beautiful.

This movie could easily be remade and brought up-to-date. Any number of today's top actors could fit into Glenn Ford's role.


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