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Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)

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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.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Don Tait (screenplay), Robert Lewis Taylor (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Foxworth ... Jim Burnie
Joan Hackett ... Lauriette Paxton
Peter Ustinov ... Dr. Ewing T. Snodgrass
Vic Morrow ... Spangler
Johnny Doran Johnny Doran ... Davie Burnie
Billy 'Pop' Atmore Billy 'Pop' Atmore ... Thad (as Billy Attmore)
Jane Wyatt ... Aunt Effie
Virginia Vincent ... Aunt Lou
Robert DoQui ... Ben
Don Knight ... Skaggs
Mills Watson ... Catrell
Dub Taylor ... Sheriff Forbes
Valentin de Vargas ... Charlie (as Val DeVargas)
Dick Van Patten ... The Gambler
George Lindsey ... Coahoma Sheriff
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Storyline

In post-Civil War Kentucky, young Davie Burnie (Johnny Doran) 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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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Disney's Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aarrekartta See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Scenes in the last act of this movie 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 »

Goofs

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

Connections

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

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Oh Shenandoah
Traditional American folk song
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A Great Family Film - Full of Laughs and Suspense!
3 December 1999 | by jamie-81See all my reviews

This is a great film that will keep the kids interested. The friendship between Davie and Thad is immeasurable. And the bonds that form between the adults and kids is something that is surely missed in today's cinema. Outstanding performances by Peter Ustinov and the late great Joan Hackett. On a personal note: Ms. Hackett may you rest in peace. You are surely missed....!


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