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Treasure of the Golden Condor (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 13 April 1953 (UK)
In the 18th century France, Jean-Paul, who was cheated out of his inheritance, land and titles by his uncle, decides to go to Guatemala in search of a famed Mayan treasure.

Directors:

Delmer Daves, Otto Preminger (uncredited)

Writers:

Delmer Daves (screenplay), Edison Marshall (novel)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Cornel Wilde ... Jean-Paul
Constance Smith ... Clara MacDougal
Finlay Currie ... MacDougal
Walter Hampden ... Pierre Champlain
Anne Bancroft ... Marie, Comtesse de St. Malo
George Macready ... Marquis de St. Malo
Fay Wray ... Annette, Marquise de St. Malo
Leo G. Carroll ... Raoul Dondel
Konstantin Shayne ... Father Benoit
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Borgnine ... Bit part
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Storyline

Jean-Paul rebels against his bondage to his uncle, the Marquis de St. Malo, and journeys to the far-off Mayan hills of Guatemala seeking a hidden treasure. He is the rightful heir to his uncle's title and lands, and goes to Guatemala to win his fortune and come back and claim his heritage. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

LOST WORLD OF THE MAYANS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Condor's Nest See more »

Filming Locations:

Guatemala See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,220,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Original literary source: "Benjamin Blake", novel by Edison Marshall, Farrar & Rhinehart &Co., New York, 1941. See more »

Goofs

MacDougal grabs a handful of trade beads from a bag to give to the natives. when he first grabs them, they are a jumble of tangled beaded necklaces, then they are mysteriously transformed into an orderly row of necklaces lined up on his hand. See more »

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Referenced in Get a Life (2006) See more »

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I'm just reminiscing of my childhood and the thrills I experienced and have remained in my memory ever since.
22 July 2004 | by wildoraiSee all my reviews

This film was the Indiana Jones of the fifties. I cannot recall much of the film except remembering Jean Paul in the cave during the final scene and he battles the condor and the roof of the cave comes crashing down. This was an exciting picture and I remember wishing that I could see it again but poverty prevented me from doing so. It was a thrilling film- from the beginning to the end. Its really amazing how, although it was filmed without the modern gadgetry and the computer, we were entertained with some of the finest films of which this was one. I wish I could see it again and show my children that after fifty years, the only thing that has invaded our screen is the lack of real heroism and the glorification of sex.


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