Rico, a South American diver, seeking the lost treasure of the Paracas, finds a Paracan idol, with its eyes of sun and moon, and realizes he has found the key to a fortune. He tells Manco, ... See full summary »
Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

During the 1830s white settlers are moving into what is now Florida. An unscrupulous slave trader captures the wife of Indian Chief Osceola, setting off a war between the Seminole tribe and the U.S Army.

Director: R. John Hugh
Stars: James Craig, Lita Milan, Barton MacLane
Man or Gun (1958)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A gun-slinging drifter, armed with a legendary pistol, saves a town from the greedy clutches of an evil family. But what makes him so fast? Is it the man or the gun?

Director: Albert C. Gannaway
Stars: Macdonald Carey, Audrey Totter, James Craig
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Eighteen years have passed since the arrival of the Bounty mutineers on Pitcairn Island. The last of these mutineers has just died and the island is now populated solely by their widows and... See full summary »

Director: Jean Yarbrough
Stars: Lynn Bari, John Smith, Sue England
The Cyclops (1957)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

An expedition to Mexico finds and does battle with a mutated 25-foot man with one big eye.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: James Craig, Gloria Talbott, Lon Chaney Jr.
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Roger Bristol
...
Anne Stevens
...
Manco Capao
Lowell Brown ...
Robin Bristol
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. ...
Papa Rico - the Diver
Pira Louis ...
Pelu Rico
Edit

Storyline

Rico, a South American diver, seeking the lost treasure of the Paracas, finds a Paracan idol, with its eyes of sun and moon, and realizes he has found the key to a fortune. He tells Manco, the sweetheart of his daughter Pele, and the greedy Manco cuts the lifeline to Rico's diving gear and watches the old man sink to the ocean floor. The idol, with both eyes now missing, comes into the hands of TV star Roger Bristol, who, with his son Robin and secretary Anne Stevens, sets out to find the lost treasure. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Adventure

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

To fantasma ton vython  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Most disappointing!
20 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Copyright 1957 by Regal Films, Inc. Released through 20th Century- Fox Film Corp. No New York opening. U.S. release: October 1957. U.K. release: No recorded release date. Reviewed in the Monthly Film Bulletin: February 1958. Australian release: 24 April 1958. 6,875 feet. 76 minutes.

SYNOPSIS: A TV adventurer searches for hidden treasure off the coast of South America.

NOTES: The dean of American film editors, Merrill G. White was known by his peers as "The Wizard of the Cutting-Room".

COMMENT: Despite the credits announcement that this Regal effort was co-written and directed by none other than Merrill G. White, this is a most disappointing support. To my utmost surprise, "the wizard of the cutting-room" (as he was often titled) betrays not the slightest hint of talent in any of his writing, directing and editing capacities (except for one single, totally irrelevant shot in a swimming pool with the camera half-submerged beneath the water).

However, there is an unconscionable amount of aimless threshing about in the studio tank. 2nd unit director Paul Stader's instructions doubtless included such items as: Ten shots of a man diving overboard from the rigging of a skiff.

Something might have been made of the ghost diver, but the directors approach even this incident not only with a conspicuous lack of imagination, but even of elementary know-how.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?