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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
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Thomas Berrien
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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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There was a bullet waiting at the Zapotec gate!


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Pillaje al sol  »

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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 »

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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 »

Quotes

Julie Barnes: You stood me up because you think i'm a tramp.
Al Colby: I don't think you're a tramp.
Julie Barnes: Yes you do... cuz I am. I'm a tramp and everybody knows it; Julie the tramp. What's a lady have to do to get a cigarette around here?
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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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A good action/mystery with a fine cast
15 September 2001 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

David Dodge's novel is brought to the screen with Ford excellent as protagonist Al Colby. The script however, plays fast and loose with the novel, changing the locale from Peru to Mexico and now the search is on for Aztec artifacts instead of Incan. All things considered, this is a tightly directed and well acted tale. It has not been available for viewing as it seems to be tied up in litigation along with "Island in the Sky"(1953) and "The High and the Mighty"(1954)as the Wayne Family battles Warner Brothers and we are the losers.


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