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Plunder of the Sun (1953)

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American adventurer gets involved in archaeological artifact smuggling and treasure hunting in Mexico.

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John Farrow

Writers:

Jonathan Latimer (screen play), David Dodge (based on the novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Glenn Ford ... Al Colby
Diana Lynn ... Julie Barnes
Patricia Medina ... Anna Luz
Francis L. Sullivan ... Thomas Berrien
Sean McClory ... Jefferson
Eduardo Noriega ... Raul Cornejo
Julio Villarreal ... Ulbaldo Navarro (as Julio Villareal)
Charles Rooner Charles Rooner ... Captain Bergman
Douglass Dumbrille ... Consul (as Douglas Dumbrille)
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Storyline

An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Havana, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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There was a bullet waiting at the Zapotec gate!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 December 1953 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Pillaje al sol See more »

Filming Locations:

Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,000,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Mona Barrie. See more »

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At Mitla, Colby shows Julie a hole, indicating that it was a place for offerings to the gods, including human sacrifices. In central America, cenotes (or sinkholes) were used by the native population as water sources and also were used for offerings of human sacrifices and objects. However there are no cenotes at Mitla. See more »

Quotes

Julie Barnes: You stood me up because you think i'm a tramp.
Al Colby: I don't think you're a tramp.
Julie Barnes: Yes you do... cuz I am. I'm a tramp and everybody knows it; Julie the tramp. What's a lady have to do to get a cigarette around here?
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Crazy Credits

Plunder of the Sun was filmed in its entirety in Mexico in the Zapotecan ruins of Mitla and Monte Alban. We wish to express our gratitude to the wonderful people of Oaxaca, Veracruz and the Churubusco-Azteca Studios in Mexico City for their help and cooperation. See more »

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Sin ella
Written by Enrique Fabregat
Sung by an unidentified singer in the saloon
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Ford was Outstanding
10 June 2006 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Glenn Ford,(Al Colby),"The Big Heat",'53 played an insurance man down on his luck in Mexico and meets up with Patricia Medina,(Anna Luz),"The Beast of Hollow Mountain",'56, who buys Al Colby a drink and makes sexual advances toward him and manages to involve him with a man who gives Al a package to deliver for $1,000 and that makes Al very happy, because he is completely broke. Diana Lynn,(Julie Barnes),"Track of the Cat",'54, plays the role of a sexy blond who is drunk most of the time and is always trying to get Al Colby into bed with her. It seems that Al Colby has some secrets that concern a very wealthy treasure and everyone either wants to kill him or go in business with him. Glenn Ford was at the top of his career and gave an outstanding performance.


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