Indiana Jones: ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Historical Fact-Check (Photos)
TheWrap probes 1930s-set adventure classic on Harrison Ford’s 75th birthday
Ashley Boucher | July 13, 2017 @ 12:24 PM
Last Updated: July 13, 2017 @ 1:21 PM
Now 75 years old, Harrison Ford isn't confined to outer space for wild adventures. He's been in some tight situations here on Earth that make Han Solo's Jabba-the-Hut confrontation look tame. The first Indiana Jones film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark," is set in the late 1930s, when countries were on the brink of World War II. And now TheWrap has examined the Oscar-winning Steven Spielberg film against its historical backdrop.
Are the Hovito people real?
At the beginning of the movie, Indiana Jones is seeking a fertility idol in the Peruvian jungle. When he gets out of the booby-trapped temple with the infamous boulder, he's pursued by the Hovitos, descendants of the Chachapoyas.