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Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 4 February 1953 (USA)
Jean-Paul rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo, and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his ... See full summary »

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Jean-Paul
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Clara MacDougal
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MacDougal
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Pierre Champlain
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Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
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Marquis de St. Malo
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Annette, Marquise de St. Malo
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Raoul Dondel
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Father Benoit
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Jean-Paul rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo, and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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LOST WORLD OF THE MAYANS! (original print ad - all caps)

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4 February 1953 (USA)  »

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Condor's Nest  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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MacDougal grabs a handful of trade beads from a bag to give to the natives. when he first grabs them, they are a jumble of tangled beaded necklaces, then they are mysteriously transformed into an orderly row of necklaces lined up on his hand. See more »

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I loved this as a child; it's still great
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this film as a child. When I watched it again after 60 years it was even better than I remembered. Instead of the phony Polynesians of the earlier adaptation of the original novel Benjamin Blake (Son of Fury with Tyrone Power) the acting is excellent, and the story, reset in France prior to theRevolution makes great social comments on the excesses of the aristocracy and their vile treatment of lower classes, it includes a serious interest in science and anthropology.

This is definitely worth seeing. The photography is great, and the scenes of actual inhabitants of Central America in their rituals and dancing made it ring.

Cornel Wilde was perfectly fine in the role. And the old Scotsman added interest and wisdom.


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