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A group of adventurers head deep into a South American jungle in search of ancient Incan treasure. A beautiful woman, brought to their camp by hired bearers, has come to join her husband, a newer member of the group, who was recently killed by hostile natives. As the months go by, jealousies and tempers flare as fights break out over the woman. The Incan treasure is finally found but the treaure-seekers, now united by a common enemy, are about to be attacked by hundreds of fierce natives armed with bows and poisoned arrows.Written by
Doug Sederberg <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In later years co-star Vincent Price ridiculed the inanities in this film. After the Medved Brothers' book "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time" came out in the late 1970s, Price declared in an interview that he could not understand how they could not include "Green Hell." See more »
Richardson is hit by two arrows which are at least two feet long. Back at camp, two comrades examine these arrows which are now about a foot long. See more »
Strange guy, Richardson. Always keeps to himself. You know anything about him?
Nothing. That's about the best thing to know about any man.
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Some people know how to make a movie. That is when we get a film.
This is an example.
This is simple story telling and adventure, with some great scenery.
It's set in a jungle as a team of excavators hope to bring back Gold and news of an archaeological find.
The key is to have all the elements.
We have expert directing, more than adequate editing, and good script writing enough to tell an exciting and interesting story. In today's world of dull routine scripts, this is probably more exciting than a modern audience is used to. This was made in the days when people were smart enough to know de Mille was someone to emulate, and this director does emulate de Mille in many ways, as much as he can with a less than de Mille budget.
The next element is believable and interesting characters. We have a slew of them. More than the usual excavation team. Even a few of the natives have interesting, believable, and important roles. Some of the more ignorant red necks of today will scoff at the superstitious ways, but superstitious attitudes are what makes this even more believable. We're at an Information Age cusp right now in which many of the younger people wallow in an Ignorance they aren't aware of, and don't realize what makes a character in 1940 credible.
This is excellent story telling and adventure. To deny that is to look like a jealous fool.
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