Mara Maru (1952)





Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Mara Maru Videos

Mara Maru Photos

Movie Info

A very tired-looking Errol Flynn heads the cast of Maru Maru. Flynn plays deep-sea diver Gregory Mason, who is hired to locate a sunken PT boat bearing a diamond-encrusted religious icon. Mason's employer on this mission is the disreputable Brock Benedict (Raymond Burr), a firm believer in the old buccaneer credo that "dead men tell no tales." Aware that he's expendable once he finds the treasure, Mason stalls as long as he can, hoping that Benedict and his crooked flunkies will end up wiping out one another. He also intends to claim the treasure for himself, rather than turn it over to the proper authorities. Ruth Roman co-stars as Stella Callahan, the widow of Mason's former partner, who wants nothing more than for Mason to return the gem-studded cross to its rightful owners (well, maybe she wants Mason, too).
Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By:
Warner Bros


Errol Flynn
as Gregory Mason
Ruth Roman
as Stella Callahan
Raymond Burr
as Brock Benedict
Paul Picerni
as Steven Ranier
Richard Webb
as Andy Callahan
Dan Seymour
as Lt. Zuenon
Robert Cabal
as Manuelo
Marco Henry
as Perol
Nestor Paiva
as Capt. Van Hoten
Howard Chuman
as Fortuno
Michael Ross
as Big China
Paul McGuire
as 1st Mate
Ben Chavez
as Policeman
Leon Lontoc
as Policeman
Alfredo Santos
as Policeman
Ralph Sancuyo
as Harbor Policeman
Leo C. Richmond
as Motor Cop
Ted Lawrence
as Motor Cop
Show More Cast

Critic Reviews for Mara Maru

There are no critic reviews yet for Mara Maru. Keep checking Rotten Tomatoes for updates!

Audience Reviews for Mara Maru


Nowhere near Errol's best but okay in a B-level Saturday matinee sort of way.

jay nixon
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Maru Maru (1952) -- [6.5] -- Errol Flynn stars as a deep sea diver hunting for a rumored sunken treasure while fending off a trio of baddies that are trying to swipe it out from under him. Yes, Flynn is a little past his prime here, and the early fight scene with Richard Webb may be one of the worst-staged in movie history, but "Maru Maru" is still a fun little matinee adventure romp. I liked Flynn's relationship with his two young houseboys (one of whom has a nasty cigar-smoking habit), and the last twenty minutes are pretty much wall-to-wall action and twists. With Raymond Burr and Ruth Roman, and a score by Max Steiner.

Scott Schirmer
Scott Schirmer

late in his career actioner starring flynn & all star cast makes this tale set in a far off land work.

Gregory Wood
Gregory Wood

Mara Maru Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Discussion Forum

Discuss Mara Maru on our Movie forum!

News & Features