|The year is 1936. As the Third Reich continues its reign of terror, Adolf Hitler is on a quest for the legendary Ark of the Covenant -- resting place of the Ten Commandments -- whose supernatural powers, legend says, can wipe out entire armies. |
The U.S. Government wants to find the Ark before Hitler, and Army Intelligence turns to Dr. Indiana Jones, professor of archaeology at a small New England college. A beleaguered Indy has just returned from a failed expedition to recover a sacred idol in the jungles of South America.
Recruited by the Army for the mission, Indy travels to Patan, Nepal, where he reunites with the beautiful and daring Marion Ravenwood -- who is still bitter over their failed love affair. She reluctantly joins forces with Indy to combat the Nazis on his trail. Carrying a precious medallion that Marion owns, they flee the villainous Nazis and journey to Cairo, where Marion becomes the apparent victim of an attempt on Indy's life.