Reviews


13 Cold Blooded Eagles, The (aka Thirteen Cold-Blooded Eagles; Xin leng xue shi san ying)
1992 Hong Kong - Yan Yee Kwan, Waise Lee
A man and woman (he wearing a silverish Samurai-like full-length wrap-around garb and she wearing a nice purplish dress with pearls) run through a swampy forest in the misty early morning and suddenly find themselves in a leaf-covered watery quicksand bog. He stumbles in first up to his waist, then inadvertently pulls her in as well as she hangs on to his sleeve. He tells her to climb back out before it's too late as they sink chest deep, but she (apparently) manages to help pull them both out.  Clip

Apocalypto
2006 
As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate.  Clip

As the World Turns
2001 TV soap opera - Maura West, Annie Parisse, Michael Park
Carly is finally convinced by Craig to testify for him again at his trial after she's already been arraigned as an accessory (and he's posted her bail). At their apartment, she runs into Julia... holding a gun. After threatening to kill both Parker and Jack, Carly leaves with Julia. Carly realizes that Julia (with a little help from Owen, of course) was behind the bombing of Barbara. They wind up at a swamp formerly known as Carly's Prize. Julia announces her intentions to bury Carly there in some quicksand, but Carly won't give in without a fight. She charges at Julia, getting grazed with a bullet in the process, and knocks her into the quicksand instead. Julia pleads for her life, and Carly pulls her out and saves her life. Julia appears to be reasonably repentant until Carly brings up the dreaded subject of Jack again, and Julia hurls Carly into the quicksand. Carly begins to sink as Jack and his back-up officers arrive. And as the violins swell, Jack pulls Carly out of the quicksand as the officers restrain Julia.  Clip

Captive Girl  (aka Jungle Jim and the Captive Girl)
1950 B&W - Johnny Weissmuller, Anita Lhoest, Buster Crabbe
Jungle Jim is asked to locate the Wild Girl of Lake Bokonji while battling a roguish treasure hunter. He soon discovers she is an orphan who has lived in the jungle with only a tiger for a companion. Dripping wet after hiding under water from Jungle Jim, the jungle woman slips into a pool of very good looking quicksand wearing a two-piece jungle outfit. She struggles and slowly sinks on her side up to her chest before being slowly pulled to firm ground, with clumps of the wet sand clinging to her legs, by Jungle Jim.  Clip

Come and See
1985 Russian - Aleksei Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius
A boy is unwillingly thrust into the atrocities of war in WWII Byelorussia, fighting for a hopelessly unequipped resistance movement against the ruthless German forces. After digging up a rifle from the shallow grave of a dead soldier, he is promptly drafted into the partisan army to fight the Nazis. Witnessing scenes of abject terror and accidentally surviving horrifying situations, he loses his innocence... and then his mind. After finding his village in ruins and finding no survivors, the two young Russian teens (the boy wearing combat fatigues and toting a rifle and the girl wearing a plain peasant dress and shin-high boots) flee in horror through a swamp. Up to their chests, they struggle their way through a boggy area filled with watery black muck.  Clip

Days of Our Lives
2000 TV soap opera
Greta's stepfather dies and leaves her $100 million and the promise that 10,000 orphans will be gifted with homes, but first Greta (Julianne Morris) must pass tests to prove she is virtuous, courageous, and pure of heart. So she and pal Austin (Austin Peck) take an incredible journey into the Garden of Eden via virtual reality where they, as Adam and Eve, have to survive several tests of virtue. At one point, an evil witch, blaming Greta for her troubles, magically lifts her into a "mini-volcano" into which she steadily sinks from her waist to her shoulders.  Clip

Death Curse of Tartu
1967 - Fred Pinero, Doug Hobart, Babette Sherill
Four junior anthropologists disturb an Indian's grave in the Everglades and are killed off by the forces of nature one by one. Decent shots of three young ladies wading through knee-deep marsh muck. Later, a female student in a bikini takes a swim in a very muddy marsh pond and crawls through some nice, gray, shallow mud moments before she's mauled by an alligator. At the film's climax, a blonde, wearing a blouse and a knee-length khaki skirt, is chased by the reincarnated villain and shaken off a log into watery sawdust quicksand. She struggles all the way under while the hero and villain fight. The villain lands in the same quicksand and goes under, and woman is rescued with only her hand visible above the surface.  Clip

Fantaghiro  (aka Prinzessin Fantaghiro; Cave of the Golden Rose)
1991-1994 TV-Miniseries Italian/German - Alessandra Martines
In parts 3 & 4 (aka Fantaghiro II) of this 10-part miniseries, Fantaghiro and Romualdo are preparing their marriage when the Black Queen, disgusted by their deep love, captures Fantaghiro's father, and Romualdo and his soldiers go on their journey to free him. Fantaghiro then follows Romualdo although she promised him to stay home. About 45 minutes into part 3, Fantaghiro rides off into the countryside on her talking horse. After riding awhile, she dismounts and walks ahead of her horse down the path. Suddenly, she hears the horse calling for help and turns to see him sinking. She dashes back to help, only to run smack into the dry sawdust quicksand herself. She initially sink to the tops of her legs but quickly sinks to her chest. There are a couple close-up shots of her flailing about as she sinks to her chin, as well as her horse up to its neck, and a final shot from behind her as her head disappears under the churning bog. She wakes up a few scenes later in an underground cavern with a bunch of bandits.  Clip

Fantasy Island - The Devil and Mr. Rourke
The Devil (Roddey McDowell) arrives on the island to try and capture the immortal soul of Mr. Roarke through his goddaughter and tries to collect on another contract for the soul of a woman guest who is there with her husband, but his plans are thwarted by the fact that she is pregnant. The Devil causes a young island woman to fall into a pool of quicksand that he conjured up. Julie tries to help her out but is unable to do so and asks the Devil's help. Having provoked a "deal", the Devil causes a branch to fall for Julie to grab and pull the girl out of the dry on top but wet underneath quicksand.  Clip

Gunsmoke - The Gold Mine
1955 TV B&W/Color - James Arness, Ken Curtis, Amanda Blake
In a rough mining town to claim a gold mine she inherited, Kitty is befriended by a young mute boy after she is confronted by a collection of cutthroats and thieves. Dillon can't leave Dodge and sends Thad to find Kitty and look after her. In one scene, the men are fighting and fall into the muddy slurry pit. Kitty tries to pull the boy out and gets pushed in herself. She crawls out, then helps the boy get out as the baddies run off. In another scene, the bad guys are teasing her and shooting at her feet. She walks backwards and stumbles into the same mud hole. She struggles a bit before the marshal shows up and runs off the baddies. The boy tries to help her out, but she refuses until she can berate Matt, then she pretty much stands up and walks out.  Clip

Hercule's Journeys - The Road to Calydon
1995 TV - Kevin Sorbo, Michael Hurst
Hercules is guiding a group of refugees through a swamp. While being attacked by a giant, winged reptile, a young girl (Portia Dawson) and her brother fall into a very dry quicksand pit. After knocking the beast into another pit, Herc dives in with a vine and pulls them out after they had gone all the way under.  Clip

Jenseits Der Morgenrote  aka
The Secret of the Black Dragon
1985  Ritza Brown   
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Kaliman El Hombre Increible
1972   
In Mexico and some parts of Latin America, From the middle off the 60,s to the end of the 80,s one comic Hero was the king. Kaliman, "El hombre increible". Kaliman is a semi legendary character. Dark skin and blue eyes, he is a mestizo. He was raised as a prince somewhere near Pakistan, but learned the secrets of the Tibetan monks. He has wealth, psychic powers, knowledge, and high moral values. He travels with an Egyptian child, "Solin"  Clip

Lunatic Frog Women
1989 Hong Kong - Chen Wan Yuan, Ting Shann Hsiu
Six female POWs lead an escape from a North Vietnamese women's detention camp as they find themselves involved in a rebel group and trained as underwater commandos. It starts out with a group of shackled, wet, and muddy women being led through the prison yard on a rainy night. In the camp commander's office, there's a series of rapid flashback scenes of the escape they were just captured from. There are scenes of prisoners being impaled on pungy sticks, attacked by dogs, and having their heads lopped off on the run by guards swing from vines. The final sequence is of two women stumbling into quicksand. The scene is very brief and ends with a cargo net falling on them.  Clip

Natale In Sudafrica
2010  Italy  Clip

Okatsu Kyojo Tabi   aka
 Yoen dokufuden: Okatsu kyojo tabi
1969  
 Japan  Clip

Oops Teka Lang
2001 Philippines - Robin Padilla, Claudine Barretto
In the lurid, dark, and dangerous world of syndicates involved in drugs, sex and violence, a reluctant ex-cop is hired by a persistent young novice to penetrate a syndicated organized crime group to rescue her sister who they kidnapped for their white slavery business. Posing as a nun, all dressed in white, the hero leads the woman through the jungle when she stumbles into a pool of watery quicksand and reeds. She sinks up to her shoulders, but when the hero tries to pull her out, they are shot at by the baddies. However, he (apparently) manages to drive them off and rescue the woman.  Clip

Satan's Mistress aka Demon Rage; Fury of the Succubus; Dark Eyes; Bride of Satan; Demon Seed
1981 - Lana Wood, Tom Hallick, John Carradine, Britt Ekland
A woman in an unhappy marriage finds sexual fulfillment in a relationship with a ghostly presence. A hazy scene of a guy and girl sinking in quicksand on a beach.  Clip


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Amuck! (aka Replica of a Crime; Maniac Mansion; Maniac; Alla ricerca del piacere; Leather and Whips)
1972/1978 Italian - Sara Bay, Farley Granger, Barbara Bouchet
A mystery writer turns into a sexual lunatic. When his secretary turns up missing, the woman's sister goes out looking for her. The heroine, a young blonde woman in pigtails, is convinced to go out on a hunt with the antagonist who gives her a gun with the safety set. When he starts "accidentally" shooting at her, she flees through the marsh, wearing her outdoor hunting outfit, only to fall into some watery deep mud along a stream bank. She struggles for quite some time, slowly sinking up to her chest, before the detective arrives and rescues her by taking off his coat and throwing one end out her as a lifeline. Clip



Bare Essentials
1991 TV-Movie - Lisa Hartman, Gregory Harrison, Mark Linn-Baker
A stressed-out couple gets shipwrecked on a remote island paradise. The woman (Lisa Hartman) starts out getting her water soaked white cotton dress shirt plastered to her body after swimming to shore. Soon after, still wearing just the shirt over her bikini, she sinks up to her shoulders in jungle ooze (which you don't really get to see much of) and is hauled out with her legs and shirttail coated in muck. Clip


Beastmaster, The BTS
1982 - Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn
A young prince, who can communicate with animals, battles an evil priest. While chasing a couple of ferrets that stole his clothes, the Beastmaster slides down a steep bank and plops waist deep in some dry on top but watery underneath quicksand. He steadily sinks to his neck before he "commands" the ferrets to chew a tree branch down which he then grabs and pulls himself out. This is behind-the-scenes footage from the DVD extras where they show some different and interesting angles of the quicksand scene which was one of the first scenes shot for the movie. Clip


Bloodlust
1959 B&W - Robert Reed, Wilton Graff, June Kenny
A mad doctor on a remote island hunts humans for trophies and stores his teenaged victims' cadavers in glass tanks. Two young couples involved in a treasure hunt soon find themselves in an unbelievable nightmare. In one scene, one of the good guys gets steps backward into some quicksand and slowly sinks to this thighs before the other guy pulls him out. In another scene shortly thereafter, one of the hunter's henchman walks into the same watery quicksand after spotting one of the guy's shirts laying on the surface of the pit as he and the crazed hunter track the guys through the jungle. The evil doctor comments on the henchman's stupidity as he allows the baddie to slowly sinks to his chin as he is attacked by leeches in the bog. (A low-budget remake of MOST DANGEROUS GAME.) Clip


Bride of the Monster (aka Bride of the Atom, Monster of the Marshes, The Atomic Monster)
1955 B&W - Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Tony McCoy
A renegade scientist flees his native country to perfect a race of mutant supermen using atomic energy. Despite living in an isolated house in the middle of a swamp, with his growling and scared assistant, he attracts the attention of the police (quote, "This swamp is a monument to death. Snakes, alligators, quicksand... all bent on one thing: destruction."), a professor who is actually a spy sent to bring him home, and a reporter who is investigating mysterious disappearances in the area. A male detective wearing a trench coat stumbles into quicksand (a hole with some branches on top) while out in the swamp and slowly sinks to his waist while mutant alligators try to attack him. He frightens them away with his gun and manages to escape. Clip


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century "Unchained Woman"
1979 TV - Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Tim O'Connor
Buck impersonates a convict in order to break an interplanetary gangster's girlfriend (Jamie Lee Curtis) out of a maximum-security prison and enlist her aid in catching her former companion. They head for a nearby spaceport for return to Earth and are pursued by an indestructible android prison guard. During their trek across a desert, the woman (wearing a tight-fitting red jumpsuit) is attacked by a creature under the dry sand and is pulled down by its tentacle until Buck rescues her. The android shows up and is thrown into the same sand pit, but he later emerges, having ripped the creature apart. Clip


Convict Women (aka Thunder County; Cell Block Girls; Women's Prison Escape)
1974 - Ted Cassidy, Mickey Rooney, Carol Lawson
Four inmates escape from a women's prison and wind up stranded in a swamp with a lecherous redneck after them. Meanwhile, a federal agent tracks a ring of heroin smugglers through the same swamp. Wearing a pale blue prison dress, a brunette gets seriously bogged down on a very dark night in a shallow swamp river and is pulled out by a guy that has been following her.  Clip


Crusoe
1989 - Aidan Quinn, Ade Sapara
An old story with new twists on slavery, racism, power, and greed. About one quarter into the movie, Crusoe and a native are fighting when they fall into a pit of muddy quicksand. The native pulls himself out while Crusoe sinks up to his chin. After scraping the mud off himself, the native lowers a tree branch down to Crusoe who then proceeds to pull himself out. Clip


Dawn of the Mummy
1981 - Brenda King, Joan Levy, Ellen Faison
A group of fashion models disturb the tomb of a mummy and revive an ancient curse. In a very dark scene, a young woman, wearing a red robe, is chased into some dry quicksand (which can hardly be seen) by the mummy after finishing a midnight skinny-dip.   Clip


Dead Man's Gun "The Phrenologist"
1997 TV anthology series - Kris Kristofferson (narrator)
Set in the mythic old West, the series explores the legend of a dead man's gun that grants whoever possesses it unforeseen powers... but with dangerous results. A youth helps a haberdasher win his love with assistance from the gun. When a teenage boy tries to help a man sinking in quicksand, he winds up drowning in the intrigue of the man's shady actions. Befriending a lovelorn phrenologist, the two must deal with the power of Dead Man's Gun, irate outlaws, and large sums of cash. The guy is riding when his horse stops and flips him into a bog of watery quicksand. He sinks to his waist before his calls for help are heard by a young boy, but the boy can't pull him out. (Lousy quicksand, but the actor plays it well.) Guest stars: C. Thomas Howell, Torrey Dickinson, Vincent Gale Clip


Divorce Italian Style (aka Divorzio All 'Italiana)
1962 B&W Italian - Marcello Mastroianni, Daniela Rocca
A whining sex-crazed Sicilian wife drives her husband to consider divorce. Unfortunately, it is easier to murder in Italy than it is to divorce. The man, watching his wife enjoy being buried up to her neck in the sandy beach, imagines her sinking and screaming in quicksand. Clip


Dona Barbara  Clip


Doctor Who (aka Dr. Who) "Carnival of Monsters, parts 1, 2, 3, 4"
1963 TV B&W/Color British - Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning
The adventures of an eccentric time-traveling alien and his various companions. His exile rescinded, the Doctor takes Jo for a trip in the TARDIS and they land inside a MiniScope, an electronic peepshow housing several dangerous alien species just for the amusement of those watching, owned by a tatty circus showman. While they romp around in an odd mixture of landscapes, Jo, dressed in tight fitting jeans and over-the-knee boots with thick soles, gets stuck knee-deep in some mud, and the Doctor has to pull her free. (Color episode) Clip


Escape from Hell (aka Escape; Savage Island; Hellfire on Ice, Part 2: Escape from Hell)
1979 Italian - Anthony Steffen, Ajita Wilson
A typical sexploitative about woman prisoners escaping from a South American prison jungle with lots of partial and full nudity. Several scenes of slave labor carried out in watery places. The escape sequence at the end features a dash through the swamp where one woman succumbs to a watery pool of quicksand. (A badly edited version of this film appears as "Savage Island" with Linda Blair appearing in short scenes at the beginning and end but not in the jungle.)   Clip


Ghost Whisperer   Clip


Gilligan's Island "High Man on the Totem Pole"
1964 TV B&W/Color/Colorized - Tina Louise, Dawn Wells
Gilligan believes he is descended from headhunters when his likeness appears on a totem pole. When Gilligan comes across Ginger and Mary Ann enjoying a mud bath, immersed up to their necks, he thinks for a moment that the real headhunters cut their heads off. (Color episode)  Clip


Good Times
1967 - Sonny Bono, Cher, George Sanders
Sonny and Cher play themselves and spoof many Hollywood classic movie scenes when Sonny fantasizes about their potential movie roles. There's a Tarzan/Jane segment in which Sonny winds up in quicksand with a lion pawing at his head while he goes down.  Clip


Hi-de-hi! "The Perils of Peggy"
1980 TV British - Su Pollard, Ruth Madoc, Paul Shane
Comic goings on in an English holiday camp called Maplins. In spite of her coldness towards him, Clive is desperate to win Gladys back, but he requires the help of Ted and Peggy. The camp custodian Peggy attempts to make the camp manager Clive appear heroic so that he could impress the senior camp counselor Gladys. Peggy and some of her colleagues dig a pit of fake quicksand on the beach, complete with a "Danger Quicksand" sign. As Clive and Gladys approach, Peggy steps into the pit screaming for help. The plan backfires when Peggy finds the pit uncomfortable and jumps back out in plain view of everyone. Gladys showed fury with Clive for his attempts at heroism with "home made quicksand" and storms off. Later, Gladys' cries for help are heard, and Clive finds her up to her shoulders in real quicksand further down the beach. Clive gets down on hands and knees and crawls out to save her (which is not shown).  Clip


Hidalgo
2004 - Viggo Mortensen, Zuleikha Robinson, Omar Sharif
Set in 1890, this is the story of a Pony Express courier who travels to Saudi Arabia to compete with his horse, Hidalgo, in a dangerous race for a massive contest prize, in an adventure that sends the pair around the world. There is a scene in which the horse and rider break through the crust of a quicksand salt marsh bog, throwing the rider who almost immediately sinks up to his shoulders. Later, you see him again with just his head sticking out. Clip


Hound of the Baskervilles, The
1983 TV-Movie British - Ian Richardson, Donald Churchill, Martin Shaw, Francesca Gonshaw
Super sleuth Sherlock Holmes investigates the curse surrounding the heirs to the Baskerville estate. Early in the film, a beautiful young woman flees Baskerville on a white horse in the foggy night of the moor, and both run into the muddy Grimpen Mire. The woman struggles to shore and is pulled out by Baskerville as the horse goes under. At the end of the movie, the villain is also consumed by the mire. Clip 1 Clip 2


House Of Frankenstein
1944 B&W - Boris Karloff, John Carradine, Lon Chaney
A mad doctor meets Dracula, the Wolf Man, and Frankenstein's monster. At the film's end, the torch bearing villagers arrive to chase the mad doctor, who is being dragged along by the creature, into a swamp. He tells the Monster to stay clear of the (rather watery) quicksand but he is ignored, and both sink out of view. Clip


Journey to the Seventh Planet
1962 Danish - John Agar, Carl Ottosen, Peter Monch
A U.N. space expedition to the planet Uranus discovers a bizarre world right out of their own heads, featuring places and people the crew members recall from childhood. It's all part of a fantasy created by the planet's master, a giant, pulsating brain that can also turn their worst thoughts into reality. While traveling a frozen barren wasteland, one of guys slides down a hill into what appears to be a dry pit of quicksand. As his partner pulls him out, he remarks that the snow never melts because the temperature is so low, so it simply collects in depressions, forming what he called quicksnow. Clip


Jungle Girl - Treasure Tomb (serial) 
1941 B&W serial - Frances Gifford, Tom Neal, Gerald Mohr
Nyoka the Jungle Girl fights an evil twin brother who killed her father, a sneaky crook, and jungle warriors who can't quite decide whether to sacrifice her or worship her. Nyoka, the hero, and the sidekick are chasing a native who swings on a vine across a large pool of wet gunk. Nyoka stops her friends, saying "That's quicksand!" She and the sidekick swing across safely, but when the hero swings across, the branch breaks and dumps him chest deep into the watery quicksand. The branch then falls and clunks him on the head, and he slowly sinks under. Nyoka climbs the tree and shimmies down a vine to pull him out but is interrupted when the native begins shooting arrows at them. The sidekick draws his pistol and begins firing back while Nyoka continues to hang onto the hero while hanging upside-down from the vine wrapped around her foot. The native eventually runs off, and Nyoka and the sidekick drag the hero out of the quicksand. Clip


Kruzheva   Clip


Land That Time Forgot, The
1975 - Doug McClure, Susan Penhaligon
During WWI, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it makes a wrong turn, the submarine ends up in the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and Neanderthals. At the very end, the heroine wearing a white sailor's outfit, is being chased by a caveman when they both plunge into a watery brown pool of quicksand. They flounder around until the hero arrives, plunges in, gives the cro-mag a solid kick, and pulls her and himself to the edge while the baddie sinks out of sight.  Clip


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Lost In Space (aka Space Family Robinson) "Hunter's Moon"
1965 TV B&W - Guy Williams, Mark Goddard
John Robinson is engaged in a "most dangerous game" with an alien big game hunter. John is being pursued in a protective suit when he runs into some very dry quicksand and sinks to his waist. The scene then cuts away to the hunter, who sees "John" in the quicksand and moves in for the kill. However, somehow John has managed to get out of both the quicksand and the suit, leaving it standing upright in the quicksand as a decoy. John tackles the hunter as he takes aim at the suit, and the two wrestle at the edge of the quicksand, but neither falls in. Clip


Miraculous Journey
1948 - Rory Calhoun, Audrey Long, Virginia Grey
Survivors of a plane crash learn to survive in the African jungle, aided by a man marooned there several years earlier. A blind girl falls into quicksand and is rescued by her seeing-eye dog.  Clip


Old Dark House, The
1963 - Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott
An American car salesman in London is plunged into a nightmare when he delivers a car to an old Welsh mansion but learns that the man who ordered the car has died, apparently murdered. He spends the night with the deceased's highly eccentric family and meets two sisters, a twin brother, another brother who is building an ark in anticipation of another great flood, and their mother and father. Every hour during the night, a different family member is found sadistically murdered by one of the greedy relatives. While fleeing from the suspected killer in the rain, the "normal" guy runs into a muddy bog and sinks up to his neck. Another family member finds him and points his shotgun at the guy, telling him to grab on so he can pull him out. Clip


Operacion Jaguar (aka Operation Jaguar)
198? Spanish
A cute red-head, in a tight yellow halter-top and cutoffs, lands in watery quicksand while horsing around with her boyfriend. She screams a lot, and her boyfriend pulls her out.  Clip


Parvarish   Clip


Renegade (aka Blueberry: L'expérience Secrète)
2004 French/Mexican - Vincent Cassel, Juliette Lewis, Michael Madsen
In the 1870's, U.S Marshal Mike S. Blueberry tries to stop Wally Blount, the man who killed his girlfriend, from getting to a stockpile of gold hidden in Indian territory. On his way, he meets Prosit, a German villain on a persistent mission to find gold in the Superstition Mountains. Blueberry pursues one of the baddies into a dimly lit cavern where the bad guy stumbles into some thick quicksand and sinks to his chest and chin, then his head slowly goes under. Air bubbles soon appear on the surface as Blueberry and his Indian friend look on. Clip


Riders of the Desert
1932 B&W - Bob Steele, Gertrude Messenger
The Rangers in New Mexico are being disbanded, but Bob Houston gets them to make one more ride. They go after the outlaw gang led by Hashknife. At one point, Bob and Barbara are riding along above a shallow, winding river with wide sand banks. "You don't ever want to try cross down there," Bob explains manfully and helpfully to Barbara. "That's quicksand!" Later, Hashknife escapes, taking Barbara with him. With Bob in hot pursuit, Hashknife mires his horse down by the river. The horse manages to free itself while Hashknife crawls out on his hands and knees through the brush and deep mud. But Barbara (a cute blonde, wearing boots, a long leather fringed skirt, black vest, white blouse with a kerchief, and a white hat) is left behind, unconscious, lying on her side/back up to her waist in the muck, slowly sinking. Bob rides up, leaps on the baddie, and the two begin fighting. Every so often, the camera shifts back to poor Barbara, who each time is a little deeper into the quicksand-like mire. Bob finally puts a finishing punch on Hashknife, sees that the still unconscious Barbara has now sunk up to her neck, and rushes to his faithful horse and pulls out his trusty rope. Bob ties it around himself and wades into the muck up to his waist, with his sidekick Slim holding the end of the rope to pull them back. Bob grabs Barbara and yells to Slim to pull. Slim slowly pulls Bob and the now conscious Barbara out of the mire and up onto the muddy bank. Clip


Run of the Country, The
1995 Ireland/US - Albert Finney, Matthew Keeslar, Victoria Smurfit
An Irish family drama about the testy relationship between a widowed cop and his university-aged son who eventually gets involved with a woman who threatens dad's plans. A guy is working on his tractor at the edge of a small bluff overlooking a mud bog. One of his friends accidentally bumps the tractor's gearshift, putting it into forward motion. The guy is knocked into the thick black bog. The tractor then slides down the hill and lands on the guy in the bog and slowly pushes him under, despite his friend's frantic efforts. Clip


Seminole
1953 - Rock Hudson, Barbara Hale, Anthony Quinn
Hudson is a graduate of West Point assigned to an outpost near the Everglades and tries to arrange a peace treaty with the local Seminole Indians. As a small army travels on foot through the Everglades with a cannon, they run into some watery quicksand but manage to escape. A wounded soldier, lying on the gun carriage, goes under, and the hero wades back in and submerges to free him. After getting him out, he is reprimanded by his superior for saving the man instead of the cannon. Clip


Sheena "Divas of the Jungle"
2000 TV - Gena Lee Nolin, John Allen Nelson, Margo Moorer
Cutter's dream job of escorting three supermodels (Tiffany Phillips, Dyan Handeland, Amy Weber) through the jungle for a simple photo shoot becomes a nightmare when the photographer turns the shoot into a rescue operation and not everyone is who they seem to be. When the models wander off and Cutter hears them scream, he rushes in to find them shoulder deep in quicksand. They thrash about as he tries to rescue them but can't reach. Sheena shows up, hangs upside-down from a vine over the pit, and pulls the first model out as the other two go under. Sheena then reaches into the bog and pulls the other two out. The models go skinny dipping in the river to cleanup, while Cutter gets caught watching them by Sheena.  Clip


Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead (aka Prega il morto e ammazza il vivo)
1970 Italian - Klaus Kinski, Anna Zinnemann, Patrizia Adiutori
A bloody tale about a gang of greedy killers who take off for Mexico in search of stolen gold. The leader of the gang deceitfully shoots down the others one by one and promises his young guide half of the gold if he can lead them through the canyons and quicksand. When the journey ends, only two survivors remain to battle for the elusive treasure. There is a scene of some rough men forcing two women to trudge through the desert. One of the women breaks away and runs into some nice looking quicksand. She struggles herself under while begging for help from the man who stands at the edge and taunts her.  Clip


Sin
2003 - Gary Oldman, Ving Rhames, Kerry Washington
It is said that in order to catch a killer, you must first truly understand the motivations that drive their madness. The old saying is true, and a retired homicide detective is about go to some of the darkest depths imaginable in a desperate bid to rescue his sister from a monstrous maniac whose relentless sadism knows no bounds. Slowly drawn into the dark underworld of drugs and pornography, the detective soon learns that the bond he shares with the maniac he stalks runs stronger and deeper than he ever imagined. When the two men come face to face, their worlds collide in a furious blaze of lead and hellfire that threatens to consume their very souls. Late in the movie, the cop attempts to save the baddie from a pool of quicksand in the middle of the Nevada desert. Clip


Soggy Bottom USA (aka Swamp Rats; Soggy Bottom U.S.A.)
1980/1983 - Don Johnson, Cloris Leachman, Lois Nettleton
In this uproarious spoof of country life, a small town sheriff and his moonshining cousin get themselves into hot water with the feds. There is a minor and humorous quicksand scene involving a "city slicker" being thrown from his horse while out on a coon hunt into what he called mud. Another guy then tells him, "That ain't mud. That there's quicksand." No actual sinking involved, but when he is on his back-side in the quicksand, it is shaking and shivering under him while he is rolling out of it. In another scene, a woman falls off her horse into a muddy morass, and another woman who was chasing her on her horse comes and helps pull her out. It's not really quicksand, but the women do get wet and muddy. Clip


Starcrash (aka The Adventures of Stella Star; Female Space Invaders; Scontri stellari oltre la terza dimensione; Star Crash; Stella Star)
1979 - Caroline Munro, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer
A pair of intrepid space smugglers are recruited to save the universe from a powerful villain and his evil death machine. After a small explosion, Stella escapes the prison work camp and dashes through the misty land outside as two guards chase after her. Just when she thinks she is home free, she runs into a bog of quicksand. Sinking fast, she calls out to the approaching guards for help. After some deliberation, they decide to rescue her but are attacked by the evil Vitons. As the hideous monsters make off with the guards, their guns fall into the mud which is a lucky break for Stella who barely grasps one to use as a hook to save herself. She crawls out of the quicksand to relative safety, then faints.  Clip


Strange Cargo
1940 B&W - Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, Ian Hunter, Peter Lorre
A group of convicts escape from the infamous Devil's Island prison, aided by a club entertainer. One of the convicts demonstrates an unusual Christ-like power of healing. During his escape, Gable stumbles into some very thick quicksand. A vine he grabs breaks loose, and he sinks further. He manages to grab another and pull himself out after sinking to his waist. Clip


Tarzan and the Amazons
1945 B&W - Johnny Weissmuller, Brenda Joyce, Johnny Sheffield
A group of archaeologists asks Tarzan to help them find an ancient city in a hidden valley of women. He refuses, but Boy is tricked into doing the job. The queen of the women asks Tarzan to help them retrieve their stolen gold. When Tarzan confronts two baddies who are carrying some of the treasure, they drop the gold, turn, and run into a deep thick mud pit, struggle, and slowly disappear.  Clip


Tarzan Escapes
1936 B&W - Johnny Weissmuller, Maureen O'Sullivan, John Buckler
White hunter Captain Fry tries to capture Tarzan and take him back to civilization and put on public exhibition. He arrives in the jungle with Jane's cousins, Eric and Rita, who want Jane's help in claiming a fortune left to her. At one point while leading the group along a trail in a foggy swamp, Tarzan has finally had enough of the bad Captain Fry and sends him back into the swamp. Fry turns around, grabs a stick to club Tarzan, but suddenly falls into the swamp muck and disappears out of sight. (A short sequence and not very good. Also, this movie was severely reshot and edited because it was deemed too violent. In Gabe Essoe's book "Tarzan of the Movies", there are a couple of stills from the cut footage. One shows a very wet and muddy Jane shaking hands with a pygmy while Tarzan and others look on. A second shows the safari, some up to their chins in muck, as Tarzan and Jane crouch together, fending off the devil bats. The full version was never released and is believed lost.)  Clip


Tarzan's Hidden Jungle
1955 B&W - Gordon Scott, Vera Miles
Hunters, posing as photographers, trespass into Sukulu country where animals are sacred. They stampede the animals across the river where they can be shot. The woman nurse gets lost in the jungle, wearing a torn khaki shirt and skirt along with jungle boots. She is startled by a large snake and stumbles into some quicksand where she struggles and sinks up to her shoulders. Tarzan pulls her out with a vine and cleans her up by a river. He rinses her dirty legs and chest, and when she says what she really needs is a bath, he tosses her in. She emerges soaking wet.  Clip


Tim Tyler's Luck "Chapter 2: Dead Man's Pass", "Chapter 5: Trapped In The Quicksands", and "Chapter 6: Jaws Of The Jungle"
1937 serial B&W - Frankie Thomas, Earl Douglas, Norman Willis
Based on the comic strip of the same name, youthful adventurer Tim Tyler heads to Africa in search of his scientist father who is doing gorilla research there. Along the way, he links up with Lora Lacey who hopes to capture Spider Webb, the man responsible for the incarceration of Lora's brother and who has captured Dr. Tyler and his "jungle cruiser" tank-like exploration vehicle. After reaching the Dark Continent, Tim and Lora are exposed to every imaginable peril before the diamond and ivory thief Spider can be brought to justice. In Chapter 2, Spider and his henchmen traverse a dangerous expanse of quicksand which surrounds their hideout. One of the men carrying a box of ammunition slips and falls into the very watery pool and goes under as the others save the precious cargo. At the end of Chapter 5 and beginning of Chapter 6, the baddies are trying to stop Tim and the betraying Lazarre from escaping. They try to blow-up the causeway built just beneath the surface of the quicksand which they use to drive the "jungle cruiser" safely across, but instead they almost kill Tim who has been thrown into the watery quicksand. As the baddies run from the arriving cavalry, Lazarre and the other men manage to pull an unconscious Tim free of the bog. Clip


Time Tunnel "Chase Through Time"
1966 TV - James Darren, Robert Colbert
Doug and Tony must find a spy (Robert Duvall) who has planted a bomb in the Time Tunnel Complex. The bad guy runs into the tunnel and eventually ends up back in the prehistoric period. He is chased by a typical Irwin Allen lizard beast and runs into a pit of very dry quicksand up to his neck where Doug and Tony pull him out. Clip


Time Tunnel "The Last Patrol"
1966 TV - James Darren, Robert Colbert
During a Revolutionary War trip, a British redcoat officer (Michael Pate), wearing frontier deer skin clothing, stumbles into very dry quicksand and is trapped up to his chest. He is rescued, only to be taken prisoner and threatened with a death sentence by the general (Carroll O'Connor). Clip


Untitled (Chinese, Funny) MM Clip


Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea "The Enemies"
1964 TV B&W/Color - Richard Basehart, David Hedison
Captain Crane and Admiral Nelson are on an island, subjects of an experiment by an evil scientist. They are given something in the water to make them hate each other. In a fight with Crane, Nelson rolls into a pool of quicksand. As the scientist's military partner (Michael Ansara) comes up behind Crane, Nelson shoots him, and he falls into the quicksand and sinks beneath the surface, his rifle remaining on the surface. Morton and the men arrive, hold and subdue Crane, and pull Nelson out who has sunk to his waist. (BW episode) Clip


Witchmaker, The (aka Witchkill; Witchmaster; Legend of Witch Hollow)
1969 - John Lodge, Alvy Moore, Thordis Brandt, Anthony Eisley
A professor of paranormal studies leads a group into the Louisiana swamp to investigate a string of witchcraft-related murders. Running from an evil and powerful warlock, a young blonde is knocked into watery quicksand after a brief struggle with him in which her thin red dress is torn off (no nudity seen). She is rescued, coated with slick mud, by the man running with her after he pushes the evil one into the quicksand. The possessed woman then pushes the man into the same quicksand.   Clip


Update History

3/28/14
13 Cold Blooded Eagles
Apocalypto
As the World Turns
Captive Girl
Come and See
Days of Our Lives
Death Curse of Tartu
Fantaghiro
Fantasy Island - The Devil and Mr. Rourke
Gunsmoke - The Gold Mine
Hercule's Journeys - The Road to Calydon
Jenseits Der Morgenrote
Kaliman El Hombre Increible
Lunatic Frog women
Natale In Sudafrica
Okatsu Kyojo Tabi
Oops Teka Lang
Satan's Mistress aka Demon Rage

12/8/13
Untitled (Chinese Funny)
Crusoe
Dead Man's Gun - The Phrenologist
Lost in Space - Hunter's Moon
Run of the Country, The
Seminole
Strange Cargo
Time Tunnel - Chase Through Time
Time Tunnel - The Last Patrol
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea - The Enemies

5/12/13
Beastmaster BTS
Bloodlust
Bride of the Monster
Dr Who - Carnival of Monsters
Hidalgo
Hound of the Baskervilles 1983 scene one
Hound of the Baskervilles 1983 scene two
House of Frankenstein
Journey to the Seventh Planet
Lorna Doone (Silent)
Old Dark House, The
Perils of Nyoka
Renegade
Riders of the Desert
Sin
Soggybottom USA
Tim Tyler's Luck
Mystery Clip #1
Mystery Clip #2

12/6/12
Bare Essentials
Dawn of the Mummy
Dona Barbara
Ghost Whisperer
Gilligan's Island (Totem Pole)
Hi-de-hi
Kruzheva
Miraculous Journey
Parvarish
Sheena (Divas)
Shoot the Living, Pray for the Dead
Starcrash
Tarzan Escapes
Witchmaker

9/29/12
Amuck
Buck Rogers
Convict Women
Divorce, Italian Style
Escape From Hell
Good Times
Land That Time Forgot
Operacion Jaguar
Tarzan and the Amazons
Tarzan's Hidden Jungle