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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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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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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 »

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

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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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Leisurely paced, but agreeable.
21 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

A prettily photographed, occasionally enjoyable but rather leisurely paced Disney adventure. It features an amusing Peter Ustinov (as a good-hearted quack), some pretty good special effects (except for a mosquito attack, which looks awful) and a few unusually adult elements (one character is nearly executed by the Ku Klux Klan). The two leading kids are not irritating at all, and the film is agreeable enough, but too long and not very compelling story-wise. (**1/2)


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