Treasure of Matecumbe (1976) - Rotten Tomatoes

Treasure of Matecumbe (1976)





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This adventure chronicles two boys' search for a treasure buried somewhere in the Florida Keys during the mid 1800s. The children are assisted by three adults, who each have the their own agendas for finding the cache. The hunters are followed by a greedy gang of villains.

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Vic Morrow
as Spangler
Joan Hackett
as Lauriette
Peter Ustinov
as Dr. Snodgrass
Jane Wyatt
as Aunt Effie
Mills Watson
as Catrell
Val DeVargas
as Charlie
Don Knight
as Skaggs
Dub Taylor
as Sheriff Forbes
Dick Van Patten
as The Gambler
George Lindsey
as Coahoma Sheriff
John Myhers
as Captain Boomer
Warde Donovan
as Sheriff Coffey
Rex Holman
as Informant
Clint Ritchie
as Flatboat Leader
Ken Renard
as Customer
Brion James
as Roustabout
Louie Elias
as Sprangler's Man
Richard Wright
as Sprangler's Man
James Brodhead
as The Groom
David Cass Sr.
as Sprangler's Man
John Hayes
as Mule Driver
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Critic Reviews for Treasure of Matecumbe

All Critics (1)

Old-school Disney adventure includes iffy racial subplots.

April 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Treasure of Matecumbe


An interesting adventure movie. I remember seeing ads for this. It looked like a scary Disney flick. The movie poster made it look like a voodoo island with lots of skeletons, but only one briefly appeared in a cave scene. I remember the Revell model kits from this movie with skeletons sinking in quicksand. The movie opens with a catchy oh-too-cool 70's theme song about "Matecumbe". We soon have two boy pals finding a secret map and going off in search of the "Treasure of Matecumbe" in order to save their plantation. The boys are assisted by a wacky medicine show man (Peter Ustinov), a runaway bride (Joan Hackett) and the scoundrel father of one of the boys (Robert Foxworth). They are an unlikely group, who eventually bond and become likeable. Chasing them are no-good Mr. Spangler (poor Vic Morrow) and his band of hairy thugs. Much of the movie is spent on a Mississippi River Boat chase down to Florida. There are various perils and adversaries along the way, including stock-footage crocodiles, deadly swamp Indians, cheap super-imposed mosquitoes and wacky dancing river scoundrels. It's all very fun and interesting. The baddies met a grim future at the end; but no worse than they were dishing out to their own slaves.

Lafe Fredbjornson
Lafe Fredbjornson

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