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Adapted from a novel by David Dodge, Plunder of the Sun is basically [[Feature~V50884~Treasure of the Sierra Madre~thetreasureofthesierramadre]] in Aztec country. Several interested parties converge upon the Mexican Aztec ruins in search of a long-buried treasure. Insurance investigator [[Performer~P24236~Glenn Ford~glennford]] 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 [[Feature~V50884~Sierra Madre~thetreasureofthesierramadre]], they decided to snatch a bit of [[Performer~P95260~Huston~johnhuston]]'s [[Feature~V31035~Maltese Falcon~themaltesefalcon]] by having a "fat man" villain (played by [[Performer~P28591~Sidney Greenstreet~sydneygreenstreet]] clone [[Performer~P68986~Francis L. Sullivan~francislsullivan]]). By the middle of the picture, the treasure hunters have fallen out and murder is committed. An expected ironic ending caps this workmanlike melodrama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Glenn Ford
as Al Colby
Diana Lynn
as Julie Barnes
Patricia Medina
as Anna Luz
Francis L. Sullivan
as Thomas Berrien
Sean McClory
as Jefferson
Julio Villareal
as Ubaldo Navarro
Charles Rooner
as Capt. Bergman
Douglas Dumbrille
as Consul
Mona Barrie
as Tourist
Margarito Luna
as Tacho

Crew

John Farrow
Director
John Wayne
Producer
David Dodge
Book Author
Jonathan Latimer
Screenwriter
Jack Draper
Cinematographer
Harry Marker
Editor
Andrew V. McLaglen
Art Director
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