Treasure of the Golden Condor. 1953. USA. Written and directed by Delmer Daves. Based on the novel by Edison Marshall. With Cornel Wilde, Constance Smith, Anne Bancroft. 35mm. 93 min.
Lusty swashbuckler Jean-Paul goes in search of Mayan treasure in Guatemala! Having been forced into bonded servitude by a reviled uncle, Jean-Paul is now determined to recover the long-lost family fortune. The 1953 New York Times review notes that the film is “punctuated with just enough period authenticity, (to) convey a relaxed adherence to realism not often found in this specie of film fare.”