MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 9,382 this week

Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

G  |   |  Adventure, Family, Western  |  1 July 1976 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 247 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 1 critic

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 »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (book)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 328 titles
created 23 Jun 2012
 
a list of 115 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 244 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 382 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 363 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Treasure of Matecumbe.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When John Baxter inherits a ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, he quits his job in New York and moves the family west to run it. Only to find that the place is a wreck. But together they ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Dean Jones, Nancy Olson, Harry Morgan
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this comedy, Peter Ustinov is the famous pirate's ghost that returns to our time. Blackbeard has been cursed by his last wife who was a notorious witch, so that he will never die. The ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Peter Ustinov, Dean Jones, Suzanne Pleshette
Adventure | Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A family leaves city life to take possession of a Wyoming ranch.

Director: Robert Totten
Stars: Steve Forrest, Vera Miles, Ron Howard
Rascal (1969)
Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A comedy filled with tenderness as a baby raccoon snuggles his way into the life of a lonely boy. He becomes the boy's only companion during his father's frequent absences. Because of ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Tokar
Stars: Steve Forrest, Bill Mumy, Pamela Toll
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 19th century England young Mary Grant and her brother Robert Grant embark on a dangerous quest to find their missing father,sea captain Grant,who vanished somewhere along the Chilean coast.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, George Sanders
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the Civil War Union spy Andrews and his men volunteer to steal a Confederate train and drive it to Union territory while destroying the Confederate railway system along the way.

Director: Francis D. Lyon
Stars: Fess Parker, Jeffrey Hunter, Jeff York
Family | Comedy | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Texas cowboy is rescued at sea by a 12-year-old boy. While he waits to return home, he decides to help out his rescuer's family.

Director: Vincent McEveety
Stars: James Garner, Vera Miles, Robert Culp
Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

When the owner of a Yorkshire coal-mine decides to mechanize to increase profits, the mine's pit ponies are scheduled to be destroyed. So, three children plan to steal them to keep them ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Alastair Sim, Peter Barkworth, Maurice Colbourne
Comedy | Family | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

When Emil travels by bus to Berlin to visit his grandmother and his cousin, his money is stolen by a crook who specializes in digging tunnels. Emil must get the money back as it is for his ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Tewksbury
Stars: Walter Slezak, Bryan Russell, Roger Mobley
Western | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Ernest T. Seton, an American artist and author, tells the story of a mighty grizzly.

Director: Ron Kelly
Stars: John Yesno, Chris Wiggins, Hugh Webster
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A man and a woman and 3 children start to sail around the world. They are shipwrecked near an uninhabited isle. This island is full of wild animals and it is very dangerous for them in the ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: Robert Logan, Mikki Jamison, Heather Rattray
Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Merlin Jones, a precocious and intelligent high-school boy, experiments with hypnosis and creates a mind-reading machine. However, his experiments land him in deep trouble with the law.

Director: Robert Stevenson
Stars: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jim
...
Lauriette
...
Dr. Snodgrass
...
Spangler
Johnny Doran ...
Davie
Billy 'Pop' Atmore ...
Thad (as Billy Attmore)
...
Aunt Effie
Virginia Vincent ...
Aunt Lou
...
Ben
...
Skaggs
...
Catrell
...
Sheriff Forbes
Valentin de Vargas ...
Charlie (as Val DeVargas)
...
The Gambler
...
Coahoma Sheriff
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The richest adventure of them all!


Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aarrekartta  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

Matecumbe
Written by Richard McKinley and Shane Tatum
Performed by Bahler, Olsson, Murray and Haas
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Official release on DVD through Disney Movie Club bretw
Discuss Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?