Farce, spy spoof, and adventure. Swarthy thieves ignore jewels to steal an Amazon figurine from the Museum of Man in Paris' Trocadero Palace and kidnap the world's authority on the lost Maltec civilization. Cut to Agnes, the daughter of a murdered man who possessed one of two other such figurines. Moments after her sweetheart, Adrien, an Army private with a week's leave, arrives in Paris to see her, Agnes too is kidnapped, drugged, and loaded on a plane to Rio. Adrien is in hot pursuit, and before he can rescue her (with the help of a shoeshine boy), foil the murderous thieves, and solve the riddle of the Maltecs, he must traverse Rio, Brasília, and the Amazon heartland... all before the end of his week's leave. Written by
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Did You Know?
The plane used for the movie was indeed a plane of the then-existent "Pan Air do Brasil". Registration was PP-PDS. This plane was flown later on by a freight airline and is now written off. It remains more or less wrecked at Iquitos, Peru. See more
In the scene on the road, Adrien Dufourquet rescue Prof. Catalan in an Aero Willys 1962. But when the car falls into the cliff, the car is an FNM JK and not a Willys. See more
Referenced in Raiders of the Lost Ark