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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War.

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Cast

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Jim Burnie
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Lauriette Paxton
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Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass
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Spangler
Johnny Doran ...
Davie Burnie
Billy 'Pop' Atmore ...
Thad (as Billy Attmore)
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Aunt Effie
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Aunt Lou
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Ben
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Skaggs
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Catrell
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Sheriff Forbes
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Charlie (as Val DeVargas)
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The Gambler
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Coahoma Sheriff
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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 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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Aarrekartta  »

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Trivia

Scenes in the last act of this film were filmed along the beach and swamp areas of Bay Lake on the Walt Disney World property in Florida. The dock, which flanks the former Discovery/Treasure Island, still exists. See more »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

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Matecumbe
Written by Richard McKinley and Shane Tatum
Performed by Bahler, Olsson, Murray and Haas
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Disney and the KKK?
9 July 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Yes, this is the only Disney film to feature the Klu Klux Klan.

But, horrible racist morons aside, this film can be very enjoyable if you remember seeing it as a child. I remember my father taking me to see this in the theatre when I was very young, and, now that he's no longer with us, it an opportunity to relive some childhood magic. Even if it's just for a moment.

Peter Ustinov is wonderful as always.

And the opening theme music is very cheesy but COOL in a silly 70's sort of way.

If you enjoy the vibe of Disney films like "Child of Glass", you'll probably dig this one too.


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