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
Parachutes... Alligators... Murderers... Women...You think it's easy? "Only For A Great Adventurer Like Me!"
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Did You Know?
There is a distinctive musical reference/derivation in the music soundtrack in this film that relates to the BBC "Test Match Special" theme (Cricket) which has a long history as a "theme tune." See more
When Adrien Dufourquet's girlfriend is kidnapped in a slum near Paranoá Lake (in Brazilia), the door of the taxi is left opened and there are a truck and persons on the horizon line (border of the lake). When Dufourquet arrive at the place, riding a bike (in the sequence), the door is closed and there's nobody on the border. See more
Referenced in I, Tintin