Townsend Harris is sent by President Pierce to Japan to serve as the first U.S. Consul-General to that country. Harris discovers enormous hostility to foreigners, as well as the love of a ... See full summary »
During the Alaska gold rush, prospector George sends partner Sam to Seattle to bring his fiancée but when it turns out that she married another man, Sam returns with a pretty substitute, the hostess of the Henhouse dance hall.
Paul Bonnard arrives in Timbuktu in search of a guide to escort him into the Sahara desert. American Joe January takes the job despite misgivings about Bonnard's plans. Dita, a prostitute who has been deeply moved by what appears to be Bonnard's spiritual nature, follows the two men into the desert. Eventually the trio arrives in the ruins of a lost city, where Bonnard hopes to find the treasure his father sought years earlier before disappearing. But what Bonnard finds alters him in unexpected ways, with tragic results. Written by
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Is just one of the many silly scenes contained in this fun and laid back adventure movie.
John Wayne plays a drifter seeking a 'lost city of gold' in the middle of the desert. Sophia Loren plays one of the town whores and Rossano Brazzi is the adventurer seeking treasure based on the map left by his late father.
The three team up together as a result of comical circumstances. Sophia falls in love with Rossano and follows him, who teams up with John Wayne as they go in search of the lost city of gold. This almost sounds like one of Bob Hope's "Road To..." movies. It certainly has the same appeal.
The best scene is seeing Sophia Loren swatting at tarantulas that appear out of nowhere in a cavern she decides to take a nap in. Both Rossano and Sophia do their best impressions of 'insanity' as they both get a shot at being dehydrated and wandering the sands of time. John Wayne as usual keeps his cool and acts as savior to both, but only one of the two will survive.
Watching this movie wasn't so bad. It was a break from seeing John Wayne battling it out with Indians and cowboys or shooting at soldiers in a war. Think of this as the laid-back version of "Indiana Jones" for the late 50's.
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