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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.

Director:

Delmer Daves

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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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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Remake of Son of Fury
11 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Ultimate douchebag the Marquis de St. Malo (George Macready) locates his dead brother's son and forces him into a life of servitude. The boy grows up to become Cornel Wilde and runs off to find treasure. Routine costumer is a remake of Son of Fury, which starred Tyrone Power. That was a better film. This one's kind of dull. Wilde is fine, as is Macready as the villain. Fay Wray plays Macready's wife and I almost didn't recognize her. This was her first film in over a decade. This is also an early role for a very pretty Anne Bancroft. Despite how it seems early on in the film, she won't be Wilde's love interest. That honor goes to Constance Smith. Ernest Borgnine has a bit part. Robert Blake play a stable boy...badly. Not a terrible film to pass a little time with if you see it on TV, but nothing to go out of your way for.


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