FULL SYNOPSIS. Includes arguably the darkest scene in Disney's history: a KKK gathering that almost ends in a lynching (of a white man). Review by Jordi Sánchez-Navarro ★★★★ 1. It's a meandering movie that moves in fits and starts, but as a Disney time-waster you could do worse. when you purchase 3 participating Suave products 9/1-10/31 at Walmart or Walmart.com. Original title: Treasure of Matecumbe. A complete surprise. Disney was certainly pushing the limits of family entertainment when they made this one. A decent family adventure film that exists in a post-Civil War south where apparently racism stopped. If you have, then use this list as your guide to…, (NOTE: Some are not yet on the service, but are slated to be, therefore appearing on this list. It doesn't really feel like a treasure hunt until the last…. The undercurrent of racism and the tension of the civil war running underneath the film provides it with a strange energy. Joan Hackett is also enjoyable as Paxton, especially across the first act. Robert Foxworth Joan Hackett Peter Ustinov. I'm struggling to think of a worse Disney/BV film. It just meanders and I never felt for the characters. Made by fans in Auckland, New Zealand. letterboxd.com/martinjacob49/list/100-day-disney-movie-marathon/, A Complete List of Disney's Theatrical Films, Complete List of All Disney Movies and Short Films, Every Movie Disney Lays Claim To On Disney Plus (Can You Watch Them All? A hidden gem! In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War. There's nothing really good or bad about this film, though some sequences stand out and were exciting. Synopsis In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnic becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret, a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. Best sequences involve a hurricane and somepirates led by Vic Morrow. The two kid actors are Johnny Doran (Davie) and Billy Atmore (Thad), they aren't amazing but are at least likeable and are passable in what they give. Country. Themain fault with it is that despite it involving youths on a treasurehunt, the movie is surprisingly boring whether you are a kid or a kidat heart. Treasure of Matecumbe. Despite being just shy of two hours long, I never felt like this one dragged as a lot of the other Disney live action movies around this time did. Still, I really love the look and feel of these movies and the scene where they chuck a bunch of Molotov cocktails at a Klan gathering is pretty great. I'd never heard of this Disney production before today but I can confidently say if I had discovered it as a child it would've been one of my favorites, alongside "Robin Hood", "The Great Mouse Detective", and "In Search of the Castaways".It's a simple treasure hunt movie, taking place in post-Civil War Southern America. The whole movie gets a coat of sweaty dread. Anyway, I came into Treasure of Matecumbe blind, mainly being one of Disney's lesser known films of the 70s for one thing, and because of that, I think it's better to come into this film with no knowledge of plot. Really comes to life when they start lobbing flaming chemical bottles at the KKK. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced screenings and discounts galore. Wish I could call this a jolly roger of a buried treasure in the Disney(+) vaults but it's drab and mechanical, with no exciting sense of visual style or flair for set pieces or brio for comedy or grand adventure. I'm 38 and this is my firsttime seeing Treasure of Matecumbe which I'd been meaning to watch for20 years but somehow didn't get to. Except for the offensive material and racism it’s actually an enjoyable family adventure film. Writer A. J. Carothers was assigned to write the screen adaptation. I think younger kids will like the adventure aspect of the film. The villain being a Yankee is fascinating to me. Riverboat adventures of wannabe Tom Sawyer in a typical 70s Disney film that features interactions with a wealth of character actors, elevated by the always wonderful Peter Ustinov. Yes, this is the only Disney film to feature the Klu Klux Klan.

But, horrible racist morons aside, this film can be very enjoyable ifyou remember seeing it as a child. Nice enough family adventure film from the 70's by Disney. Mobile site. Genre. Screen Reader Users: To optimize your experience with your screen reading software, please use our Flixster.com website, which has the same tickets as our Fandango.com and MovieTickets.com websites. Tweet. Adults may see a plot like Swiss cheese where characters and events bounce off of one another with little connection to what came before in the story; younger audiences may eat up the episodic odyssey of two friends and the hunt for treasure. In the order I saw…. Cast & Credits. In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnic becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret, a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. Cast ; Crew; Details; Genres; Cast. This is one of those Disney flicks from the '70s that you may or mighthave enjoyed as a kid and while it retains some charm when you watch itas an adult, you notice some plot holes you didn't notice or werewilling to overlook when you were younger. It's a bit rougher than your average family film, teaching valuable life lessons about single ladies not getting seduced by swamp rats doing to the dance of seven brothers. I found 'Treasure of Matecumbe' just about entertaining, helped by the impressive main cast. This is just them crapping out middling retreads of past successes. Also, individual…, A reconstruction of my life through the films that impacted me. Film details. Category. They made me love Dr. Snodgrass and then washed his fat ass away. The plot is where it becomes less interesting. Report this film. In 1869 Kentucky, a young boy and his friends set out to find a treasure chest hidden by his late father in the Florida Everglades during the Civil War. Disney trying to copy the Mark Twain formula a little with this one but it doesn’t connect. Along the way, theyencounter a bride escaping from her husband to be, a medicine man, andan uncle of one of them as he's about to be lynched by the Ku KluxKlan! 'Love + Monsters,' 'The Devil Has A Name' and homebound horror picks. Synopsis The richest adventure of them all. A seemingly forgotten about live action Disney movie from the 70s that’s actually a really enjoyable adventure film. The hunters are followed by a … However, our treasure seeking group is a lovable bunch, which is comprised of two lovable, intrepid kids, a fiery Joan Hackett, who sports a phony, yet endearing, Southern accent, Falcon Crest alum Robert Foxworth, and none other than Oscar winner Peter Ustinov, so I didn't mind taking some detours. United States, 1976. In post-Civil War Kentucky, young David Burnie becomes the unexpected heir to the family secret: a map leading to buried treasure on the Florida isle of Matecumbe. Fiction. Featuring. Quickie Review (The Disney Binge-a-Thon Vol. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google privacy policy and terms of service apply. TMDb Director. Typical Disney fare, this time produced for The Wonderful World of Disney television program. Western, Adventure, Family 117 Synopsis. Peter Ustinov completely steals the show, and if you don’t know who that is just listen to his smooth ass voice and eventually it should come to you.