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Late 60s/early 70s treasure hunt film.

Treasure hunters must find 3 (?) carved statues, each of which must be placed in a specific niche in a cavern such that the sun reflects off gems in each statue and eventually shines a beam of light on the spot where the treasure is hidden.
asked Mar 21, 2015 in Name That Movie by Moondoggie (1 point)
This is a very wild guess. I doubt that this is the right one because of the bizarre thing that happens when he finds the treasures; surely you would remember that part. Also, it's too early. But, I'll suggest it anyway.

"Treasure of the Four Crowns" (1983)
From Wikipedia:
J.T. Striker, a Soldier of Fortune (Tony Anthony), who has been hired to assemble a group of professional thieves to retrieve the gems which are hidden inside two of the remaining four Mystical Crowns. Striker braves a mysterious magical cave in which skeletons and spears appear and jump out at him. He discovers a scroll in one of the crowns in the cave, which tells him that the fourth crown had disappeared long ago. He denies that the gems are magical or even valuable. He succumbs to the belief eventually and sets off to find the last two crowns, which are being held inside a heavily guarded compound that is the home of a cult led by the evil Brother Jonas. Striker's team suffers casualties from booby traps as it performs a dangerous acrobatic commando raid on the room where the crowns are kept.
MystMoonstruck- - much obliged for the thoughtful response. Sadly, the date doesn't work. I recall seeing this flick, somewhere (my parent's house?) as a kid, so it had to have been in the late 60s/early 70s, maybe 1975 at the latest. This film sounds somewhat similar, but the 1983 date makes it too recent.

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"That Man from Rio", a.k.a "L'homme de Rio" (1964)

Full movie is on Youtube here:

Ca. at the 1:47:19 mark: bad guy places the three statuettes in place in the cave.
answered Aug 6, 2016 by casspir (19,141 points)
edited Aug 6, 2016 by casspir
Hey, Moondoggie, I am sure the movie above is the one you are looking for. If you agree, please select my answer above as Best Answer by clicking on the yellow star next to my answer above. Many thanks.