I've been wondering where to find that myself. I've been trying to see all thoughs movies that influenced Indy. I just whached Treasure of Sierra Madre. If you haven't seen it you should, it's a pretty good movie starring Humphrey Bogart. You can defenatly see a relationship between the Indy films and this one, Bogart's character starts out a little like Indy, the darker side that is.
I'm setting my VCR as well. I just wish it were on TCM without all those annoying commercials that AMC has decided to air. AMC was so much better without all that advertising. Regardless, it should still be fun to watch one of Indy's influences.
I had emailed AMC about 3 months ago to see if they could play it, since I had heard that they had played it awhile ago. About a month later, they replied back saying that SOTI was not currently in their film library. So I searched and searched the internet to find a copy (which I currently own on VHS), only to see that AMC is now playing it.
Glad to see that AMC actually listened to my request. I also told them that a lot of Indiana Jones fans would love to see it.
I e-mailed them back in Febuary and they just said that SOTI was just not scheduled to be playing soon but they would listen to my request. I guess other people requested it too. If a lot of people request it again, they will probably play it again
The SOTI is an excellent movie. The similarities between Steel and Jones are uncanny. You can really tell how much influence this movie had on Lucas when he came up with Indy's character and personality.
There's a part during the movie with this woman "singing" (I use that term lightly) a song. If the "la-la-laing" only went on for 1/2 to 1 minute tops, I could has shrugged it off. But the freakin' song is like 3-4 minutes. ??? What were they thinging? Maybe someone else feels differently about this scene that might make me change my mind...
As the fans eagerly waiting for Indy 4 to come out - somewhere in another studio , another director is planning a remake of "The Secret of the Incas" featuring Harry Steele the character Indy was based on. To make it appealing to all, the director decided to employ the best script writer and cast an all-star (mostly young) actors and actress and to make it more challenging for Indy 4, they plan to release it 1 or 2 weeks before Indy 4 - which , incidentally will steal all the thunder. Do you think Indy 4 can hold up to such competition in the boxoffice? If the remake is more successful (in terms of story and action and of cause, boxoffice) - would you watch the sequels?
I think the only movie that could have an affect on Indy IV if it came out the same time is a Star Wars movie. EVERYTHING else would bomb against Indy. Although a remake of SOTI would be interesting and very good, I'm sure. It's unfortunate that only diehard adventure movie fans/Indy fans know about it.
[I just hope they don't remake the woman singing in SOTI...wtf is that about!]
Saw a movie on TV last night called Secret of the Incas (1954), starring Charlton Heston, about an adventurer who searchers for hidden treasure in the Peruvian jungles. Before seeing this movie I used to think that Raiders was original. Did anyone else think that Indy's costume was original?
Charlton Heston wearing Indy's Fedora and Wested Jacket.
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Congratulations, Mariah, on finally seeing it! One of the great,
unacknowledged predecessors of Indiana Jones - Harry Steele.
Doubly entertaining is that he tracks down the Incan loot by
way of reflecting sunbeam. This is one cool flick!
I hope you recorded this because, still to this very day, it's not
been commercially available. I only have the last 1hr 15 mins or
so in French that I taped from TV in 1990 and have never seen