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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 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

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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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Production Co:

Walt Disney Productions 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

Near the beginning of the film when Ben is in the kitchen, there is a hidden Mickey behind him. See more »

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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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Boring Disney movie
6 August 2015 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

The Disney movie "Treasure of Matecumbe" has all but been forgotten today, and it doesn't take long into watching it to figure out why. The main fault with it is that despite it involving youths on a treasure hunt, the movie is surprisingly boring whether you are a kid or a kid at heart. There's very little action, and the movie moves at a snail's pace. Though there are signs that it could have been worse, since there are several moments when it's clear that linking footage was either edited out or not filmed at all. The cast tries their best under the circumstances, but their roles aren't written to be particularly interesting, though Ustinov does manage to bring a little color at times.

Still, I will admit that no movie that has an appearance by Dub Taylor can be completely bad.


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