Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Western  |  1 July 1976 (USA)
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In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. The youth, joined by four... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Burnie
Lauriette Paxton
Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass
Johnny Doran ...
Davie Burnie
Billy 'Pop' Atmore ...
Thad (as Billy Attmore)
Aunt Effie
Virginia Vincent ...
Aunt Lou
Sheriff Forbes
Valentin de Vargas ...
Charlie (as Val DeVargas)
The Gambler
Coahoma Sheriff


In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. The youth, joined by four fellow adventurers, begins his search for the treasure despite deadly interference by his late father's archenemy. The angry threat of a hurricane and the presence of hostile Indians set the mood for the frantic trek to the swampy site - a destination that could provide untold wealth for the searchers...or for their evil pursuers! Written by bmcole1984

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1 July 1976 (USA)  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)


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1.33 : 1
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The theatrical version of this film consists of two consecutive sequences, approximately 50 minutes apiece, originally designed to be shown in weekly installments on television, edited together to form a single, episodic, somewhat lengthy feature film. See more »


The Dixieland style street music prominently introduced in the New Orleans is at least 30 or 40 years ahead of its time. See more »


Featured in Disney Dimanche: Episode #1.1 (1979) See more »


Written by Richard McKinley and Shane Tatum
Performed by Bahler, Olsson, Murray and Haas
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Treasure of Matecumbe is enjoyable Disney filler for kids and maybe some adults
29 October 2006 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

This is one of those Disney flicks from the '70s that you may or might have enjoyed as a kid and while it retains some charm when you watch it as an adult, you notice some plot holes you didn't notice or were willing to overlook when you were younger. I'm 38 and this is my first time seeing Treasure of Matecumbe which I'd been meaning to watch for 20 years but somehow didn't get to. Anyway, it concerns two boys looking for a treasure in the Florida Keys. Along the way, they encounter a bride escaping from her husband to be, a medicine man, and an uncle of one of them as he's about to be lynched by the Ku Klux Klan! I'll stop right here and mention some of the players: Robert Foxworth, Joan Hackett, Peter Ustinov, Dick Van Patten, Dub Taylor, George 'Goober' Lindsey, and Jane Wyatt who died at 96 a couple of weeks ago, bless her soul. The plot is pretty entertaining though it takes a while to get going. Best sequences involve a hurricane and some pirates led by Vic Morrow. Like I said, this might be more enjoyable for kids than adults so watch it with them if you can.

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