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Appointment in Honduras1953

  • 3.3
An adventurer (Glenn Ford) carrying a vast sum of money, a husband and wife (Ann Sheridan and Zachary Scott) whose marriage is on the rocks and a murderous band of cutthroats trek through the jungles of Central America on a mission to save an ousted political leader. On their incredible journey they must face and overcome many dangers in their path including a cloud of hornets, flesh-eating tiger-fish, king-sized alligators and a blazing jungle fire! Jacques Tourneur's tight direction is once again first-class in this thrilling adventure, reminiscent of a Republic cliffhanger.

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Big cats, man-eating crocs, hungry tiger fish, clouds of hornets and fierce army ants all lead to an exciting jungle adventure. Glenn Ford has a single purpose in mind, and he is going to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal. That includes freeing prisoners, leading with an iron fist, overcoming malaria and facing the bandits in a final battle for all the money. Oh, and he gets the girl too.

This is one of Glenn Ford's more convincing roles. Ann Sheridan is a tough, strong-willed trouper who can keep up with any man as she blazes her way through the jungle in her pj's. Rodolfo Acosta, as the lead bandit, is up to the challenge but is also a pragmatic criminal. The ending ties up all the loose ends nicely.

Its a beautiful 1953 color adventure drama. The special effects are laughable at times, but the acting, cinematography, and plot make up for it. The inverse of most contemporary cinema.

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Big cats, man-eating crocs, hungry tiger fish, clouds of hornets and fierce army ants all lead to an exciting jungle adventure. Glenn Ford has a single purpose in mind, and he is going to do whatever it takes to accomplish his goal. That includes freeing prisoners, leading with an iron fist, overcoming malaria and facing the bandits in a final battle for all the money. Oh, and he gets the girl too.

This is one of Glenn Ford's more convincing roles. Ann Sheridan is a tough, strong-willed trouper who can keep up with any man as she blazes her way through the jungle in her pj's. Rodolfo Acosta, as the lead bandit, is up to the challenge but is also a pragmatic criminal. The ending ties up all the loose ends nicely.

Its a beautiful 1953 color adventure drama. The special effects are laughable at times, but the acting, cinematography, and plot make up for it. The inverse of most contemporary cinema.

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For a rainy or very hot day, this mindless movie is OK, perhaps as a gin-and-tonic respite. Jacques Tourneur and crew keep things moving, while the almost National Geographic animal threats occur rhythmically in an obviously set-bound and episodic sea-board then jungle story that of course leads out of the jungle with a lot of people and critters dead. Rodolfo Acosta as the leader of the freed bandits is gratifyingly wry and ironic, until he too, at the end, is killed. And never fear: Ann Sheridan sturdily holds her own in a stereotypical, old-Hollywood, traditional way, while her supply of blue eye shadow and false lashes is never ending. Think of the movie as a tattered 50 cent paperback, and you won't go too wrong.

excellent

EXCELLENT!!!!!