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Plunder of the Sun (1953)





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Adapted from a novel by David Dodge, Plunder of the Sun is basically Treasure of the Sierra Madre in Aztec country. Several interested parties converge upon the Mexican Aztec ruins in search of a long-buried treasure. Insurance investigator Glenn Ford is ostensibly the hero, but he doesn't seem any more trustworthy than the rest of the petty crooks, fallen women and alcoholics who've gone along for the archeological ride. And as long as the producers were borrowing from John Huston's Sierra Madre, they decided to snatch a bit of Huston's Maltese Falcon by having a "fat man" villain (played by Sidney Greenstreet clone Francis L. Sullivan). By the middle of the picture, the treasure hunters have fallen out and murder is committed. An expected ironic ending caps this workmanlike melodrama.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Jonathan Latimer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 6, 2006
Warner Bros.

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Glenn Ford
as Al Colby
Diana Lynn
as Julie Barnes
Francis L. Sullivan
as Thomas Berrien
Sean McClory
as Jefferson
Eduardo Noriega
as Raul Cornejo
Julio Villareal
as Ubaldo Navarro
Charles Rooner
as Capt. Bergman
Mona Barrie
as Tourist
Juan García
as Bartender
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Critic Reviews for Plunder of the Sun

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | October 31, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Has its moments in the sun but fails to be convincing.

Full Review… | June 8, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Audience Reviews for Plunder of the Sun

Indiana Jones meets Film Noir as Glenn Ford rummages around in Cuba and Mexico, trying to find legendary Zapotec treasure, evading criminals and the government on its way. Glenn Ford delivers in his classic stoic style, which fits good into this role as a broke anti-hero. The film features a good cast and the odd twist, at least it is not always easy to tell who is on who's side. Unfortunately, it is the love interest where the film truly fails, as Diana Lynn and Glenn Ford have virtually no on-screen chemistry. Diana Lynn does noz have too much screen presence anyway. Sean McGlory adds an ambigious rogue to the parade, which spices up the story and makes it more flexible. The film makes good use of the setting and scenes will frequently take place in ancient ruines and tunnels. A good adventure movie and an unusual genre mix, which works because Ford holds it together through his straight style.


Henrik Schunk

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