Plunder of the Sun

 (94)6.51 h 22 min1953ALL
An American insurance adjuster, stranded in Mexico, becomes involved with an archaeologist and a collector of antiquities in a hunt for treasure in the Mexican ruins of Zapoteca.
Directors
John Farrow
Starring
Glenn FordDiana LynnPatricia Medina
Genres
DramaAdventure
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Francis L. SullivanSean McCloryEduardo NoriegaJulio VillarrealCharles RoonerDouglass DumbrilleMona BarrieJuan GarcíaMargarito Luna
Producers
Robert FellowsJohn Wayne
Studio
Paramount
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4.4 out of 5 stars

94 global ratings

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  2. 22% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 12% of reviews have 3 stars
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Desert RatReviewed in the United States on April 27, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Semi noire
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A good, above average noire. First 15 minutes a bit odd because the camera an two of the actors seem to be channeling Casablanca and The Maltese Falcon. I’m guessing this was at the insistence of the studio marketing guys. Anyway, after they get that out of their system its a pretty good tale. Intentionally hard to tell good guys from bad guys until it all wraps up at the end.
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Buster49Reviewed in the United States on April 14, 2007
3.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting Characters
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I'm not one to fall all over A productions at the expense of B films. Too many of the latter type are more entertaining and this film is a good example. The script unfolds in an entertaining, no-frills manner but is significantly heightened by the quirky characters. Sean McClory definitely stands out but check out that slob of a ship's captain. You don't really know what to make of the characters. Plunder is not overlong and has great location scenery. Glenn Ford's movies are among my all-time favorites especially his Columbia films and this WB movie is no exception to an entertaining output. One reviewer compared his niche at this time to Robert Mitchum's. I totally agree and this movie could easily have been a Mitchum/RKO film.

I wish more of Glenn Ford's films were avialable on dvd. Check this title out for a fun popcorn viewing at the movies.
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Alan K. WhitneyReviewed in the United States on March 17, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Good Movie From A Time Passed
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Nice, tight little Film Noire. Borrows heavily from The Maltese Falcon, but not in the same league. Wonderful, dazzling, BLACK AND WHITE!!!
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John D. GardnerReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good
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Interesting movie, it is different, has good acting, unique scenery, good drama. Overall, a good movie.
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LouiseReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent job of re-mastering moody monochrome and good sound
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Excellent job of re-mastering moody monochrome and good sound. Lots of useful extras that help to explain the mise-en-scène. Stylish, noirish, adventurist Glenn Ford thriller.
4 people found this helpful
KarenReviewed in the United States on May 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love Glen Ford in all his films.
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Always liked Glen Ford films. Good looking and great actor.
Eliel LopezReviewed in the United States on February 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good story
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A great low key classic that is relevant for today's world in archeological ethics. Good story, good acting, and extras about the history of the filming of this movie too !
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A Movie LoverReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
A garbage
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I love Glen Ford but not this movie at all
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