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Plunder of the Sun -- 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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Director:
Writers:
Jonathan Latimer (screen play)
David Dodge (based on the novel by)
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Release Date:
26 August 1953 (USA) See more »
Plot:
An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
Actress Patricia Medina Dead At 92
 (From WENN. 2 May 2012, 12:06 PM, PDT)

Patricia Medina: '50s film star dead at 92
 (From Pop2it. 2 May 2012, 11:53 AM, PDT)

1950s Leading Lady Patricia Medina Dies At 92
 (From Huffington Post. 2 May 2012, 8:48 AM, PDT)

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Cast

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Glenn Ford ... Al Colby

Diana Lynn ... Julie Barnes

Patricia Medina ... Anna Luz
Francis L. Sullivan ... Thomas Berrien
Sean McClory ... Jefferson
Eduardo Noriega ... Raul Cornejo
Julio Villarreal ... Ulbaldo Navarro (as Julio Villareal)
Charles Rooner ... Captain Bergman

Douglass Dumbrille ... Consul (as Douglas Dumbrille)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mona Barrie ... Tourist (uncredited)
Victorio Blanco ... Waiter (uncredited)
Juan García ... Bartender (uncredited)
Margarito Luna ... Tacho (uncredited)
Carlos Múzquiz ... Museum curator (uncredited)
Manuel Vergara 'Manver' ... Man playing cards (uncredited)

Directed by
John Farrow 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Latimer (screen play)

David Dodge (based on the novel by)

Produced by
Robert Fellows .... producer
John Wayne .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Antonio Díaz Conde 
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Jack Draper 
 
Film Editing by
Harry Marker 
 
Art Direction by
Alfred Ybarra  (as Al Ybarra)
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Dave Grayson .... makeup artist (as David Grayson)
 
Production Management
Nate H. Edwards .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Andrew V. McLaglen .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
James L. Fields .... sound director
Galdino R. Samperio .... sound re-recordist (as Galdino Samperio)
Manuel Topete .... dialogue recordist (as Manuel Topete Blake)
 
Music Department
Antonio Díaz Conde .... conductor
Manuel Topete .... music recordist (as Manuel Topete Blake)
Arthur Lange .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Robert Wiley Miller .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Mona Barrie's last movie.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Al Colby:Drink's alright, just so it doesn't take you in the wrong direction.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Gold Things Come in Small Packages, 1 August 2012
Author: wes-connors from Earth

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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