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Seminole (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Western | 26 October 1953 (UK)
A cavalry lieutenant recounts his efforts to make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil major.

Director:

Budd Boetticher

Writers:

Charles K. Peck Jr. (story), Charles K. Peck Jr. (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rock Hudson ... Lt. Lance Caldwell
Barbara Hale ... Revere
Anthony Quinn ... Osceola
Richard Carlson ... Major Harlan Degan
Hugh O'Brian ... Kajeck
Russell Johnson ... Lt. Hamilton
Lee Marvin ... Sgt. Magruder
Ralph Moody ... Kulak
Fay Roope Fay Roope ... Zachary Taylor
James Best ... Corp. Gerad
John Daheim John Daheim ... Scott (as John Day)
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Storyline

Having a welcome strategic expertise in both the hot and dank Florida swamplands and the local tribe of Seminole Indians, the brilliant and ethical West Point graduate, Second Lieutenant Lance Caldwell, is transferred to scheming Major Degan's Everglades outpost, in 1835. Supposedly impeding the development of white civilisation, the Seminoles must be expelled from their native lands at all costs; all that stands between the aspirations of the venomous commanding officer and the last of the Indian clans is Caldwell. Sooner or later, a dead sentry and a fiery clash with the men of the powerful Seminole leader, Chief Osceola, will stain the vast and impassable marshes with blood, as a strong-willed beautiful woman stands in the middle. Can Caldwell be the voice of reason and compromise? Written by Nick Riganas

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The flaming excitement of the EVERGLADES INDIAN WARS! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Western

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1953 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Rache der Seminolen See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,400,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the birds and other animals heard in the film would never actually have been in Florida at that time as a general African jungle soundtrack was used. See more »

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Movie Location for swamp scene where they paddled through a swamp
3 October 2012 | by alanraycole-492-439207See all my reviews

I have been all over Florida, but have never seen anywhere so exotic looking as the swamp in the film where they paddled through. I have been throughout the Everglades and recognize similarities with much of the film's scenes. Though it is beautiful, I have never seen the unreal beauty shown in the film in the one scene where they are paddling. Where is it... exactly. Someone thought it may be someplace in Tarpon Springs. But, I have searched the internet for a place that might match it. Still nothing. There are plants in the scene that I don't even recognize. They look Floridian, but better than real. My suspicion is that it was what Florida looked like in a less touched era. It is so beautiful that I want to go there tomorrow. But where?


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