Plunder of the Sun
|Plunder of the Sun|
|Directed by||John Farrow|
|Produced by||Robert Fellows
John Wayne (uncredited)
|Written by||David F. Dodge (novel)
Francis L. Sullivan
|Edited by||Harry Marker|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Box office||$1 million (US)|
Plunder of the Sun is a 1949 novel by David F. Dodge about a hunt for ancient Peruvian treasure. It was made into a 1953 Film Noir movie of the same name starring Glenn Ford with the location changed to Mexico.
The adventurer Al Colby is persuaded by Anna Luz and her antiquities collector husband, Thomas Berrien, to help them smuggle a parcel back into Mexico where its true value can be ascertained.
Warned that a man named Jefferson traveling on the same freighter might try to steal it, Colby ultimately forms a partnership with Jefferson following the fatal heart attack of Berrien aboard ship. Jefferson betrays and shoots him, but Colby saves himself and the rare documents in time. They will be returned to a museum while he and Anna can enjoy a $25,000 reward.
Hard Case Crime
Al Colby should never have agreed to smuggle the package from Chile to Peru. Now one man’s dead, two beautiful women have betrayed him, and a couple of gunmen are hot on his trail. All because of an ancient Quechua manuscript pointing to the hiding place of a priceless hoard of gold, lost for centuries. Now the race is on — by train, by plane, by motorboat and by mule — first to find the treasure and then to escape with it alive... 
- 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
- Eduardo Noriega as Raul Cornejo
- Julio Villarreal as Ulbaldo Navarro
- Charles Rooner as Captain Bergman
- Douglass Dumbrille as Consul
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
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