SECRET OF THE INCAS looks terrific with sweeping vistas and wide expanses of Peru's Machu Picchu region. It is only when the actors begin to talk that the movie starts to lose momentum; the dialog is trite and predictable and the characters are stereotypes. But who better to carry off
the familiar role of the avaricious swindler destined to come around and prove he's not such a bad guy after all than Heston? Heston has been stone faced before, but this time he's positively granitelike. In Cuzco, he bilks tourists to come up with the funds to secure an airplane so he can fly up
to the Andes. There he believes he'll find the fabled treasure of the Incas, a jewel-lade...