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Indiana Jones and The Raiders of the Lost Ark is the first movie in the Indiana Jones series.


In Raiders of the Lost Ark, the archaeologist professor Indiana Jones is tasked with discovering the long lost Ark of the Covenant, a mythical container described by the Bible as containing the Ten Commandments and having incredible powers. In order to do this, he has to compete with the Nazis, who are being assisted by Jones' main competitor, Rene Belloq. In order to do this, he enlists the help of his old friend Marion Ravenwood, who also possesses the head of the Staff of Moses, which can be used to locate the Ark. While Indy persuades Marion to assist him, Major Toht of the Gestapo discovers them and sets fire to the bar, burning his hand on the burning hot headpiece resulting in his palm bearing the imprint of the headpiece.

Later, Indy travels to Cairo and is helped by his friend Sallah. Together they discover the Ark's location and find it before it is stolen by Nazis. They follow the Nazis on their way to a small island, where the Ark is opened as Indy and Marion are held prisoner by the Nazis. Open opening the Ark, the Nazis are all destroyed by the Ark while Marion and Indiana Jones are left unharmed due to them having not seen the ark open.

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Indiana Jones subthemes
Raiders of the
Lost Ark
The Temple
of Doom
The Last
The Kingdom of the
Crystal Skull