what movies were Indiana Jones based off of?

I heard that Indiana Jones was a tribute of some old movies from the 30s and 40s. What were the names of them? I wouldn't mind seeing them. I like classics, so I will be greatful.

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    Origins and inspirations

    The character was originally named Indiana Smith, after an Alaskan Malamute Lucas owned in the 1970s (Indiana); the name was perhaps in a nod to the 1966 Western film Nevada Smith. Spielberg disliked the name Smith, and Lucas casually suggested Jones as an alternative..............................................


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  • 8 years ago

    Casablanca- "Well, pop-culture nitpicking aside, Casablanca is arguably a major influence on the Indiana Jones series. Sure, sure, it does not have a quest for an ancient treasure and no harrowing chases, but what Casablanca contributed to Indiana Jones was something more invisible but monumentally important. Casablanca, in many ways, influenced much of the Indiana Jones atmosphere."

    Casablanca -1942 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034583/

    its a great film

  • zak r
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Secret of incas

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