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October 4, 2012

Rare and Awesome Behind the Scenes Photos From the Making of "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark"

Raiders of the Lost Ark (later marketed as Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark) is a 1981 American action-adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, produced by George Lucas, and starring Harrison Ford. It is the first (chronologically, the second) installment in the Indiana Jones franchise. It pits Indiana Jones (Ford) against a group of Nazis who are searching for the Ark of the Covenant which Adolf Hitler believes will make their army invincible.

Here is a gallery of rare behind the scenes photos from “Raiders of the Lost Ark” that you’ve never seen before.

Stuntman Vic Armstrong films the legendary chase sequence

Steven Spielberg setting up a shot of miniatures

Spielberg, Harrison Ford and a corpse

That's noted Indiana Jones stunt double Vic Armstrong standing to the left of Harrison Ford

Ford and Karen Allen

Spielberg and stuntman Pat Roach (also a professional wrestler) choreographing the big boxing scene

Allen, producer George Lucas, Spielberg and Ford

The prosthetic Belloq head that explodes during the finale

Spielberg, the idol and the corpse of Satipo

Ford, cinematographer Douglas Slocombe and Spielberg work the animatronic idol

A look inside the fertility idol, which actually had robotic eyes and was supposed to "look" at Indiana Jones

Lucas and Ford on set

From a deleted scene that shows how Indy survived the submarine trip

Lunch on the 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' set

Allen and a shirtless Spielberg (and an awesome hat)

Allen posing with one of the Nazi pilots

Ford practicing his whip during one of the bazaar scenes

Ford, Spielberg and the Bantu Wind, the ship that carried Indy, Marion and the Ark

Creating the ghost that flies out of the Ark of the Covenant

Dietrich's face melting off as the Ark is opened

Allen, Spielberg, Ford and Rhys-Davies working on rewrites

Spielberg shooting the scene with Belloq and the Hovitos

Ford and Allen shooting the finale as Lucas looks on

Wolf Kahler (Col. Dietrich), Spielberg and Rhys-Davies

The Hovitos turn on the crew

The matte painting of Marion's bar in Tibet

Harrison Ford lounges alongside extras in the desert

Spielberg and Ford

Lucas, Spielberg and two impressive beards

John Rhys-Davies cracking up Ford



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