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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 21 September 1958 (UK)
An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

Directors:

Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg (uncredited)

Writer:

Budd Schulberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Burl Ives ... Cottonmouth
Christopher Plummer ... Walt Murdock
Chana Eden ... Naomi
Gypsy Rose Lee ... Mrs. Bradford
Tony Galento Tony Galento ... Beef
Sammy Renick Sammy Renick ... Loser
Pat Henning Pat Henning ... Sawdust
Peter Falk ... Writer
Cory Osceola Cory Osceola ... Billy One-Arm
Emmett Kelly ... Bigamy Bob
MacKinlay Kantor MacKinlay Kantor ... Judge Harris
Totch Brown Totch Brown ... One-Note
George Voskovec ... Aaron Nathanson
Curt Conway Curt Conway ... Perfesser
Sumner Williams ... Windy
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Storyline

An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

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STORMING THE HEIGHTS OF MOTION PICTURE GREATNESS! (original ad - all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1958 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Across the Everglades See more »

Filming Locations:

Everglades City, Florida, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Schulberg Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In his autobiography, written fifty years after this film was made, Peter Falk claimed that he and Christopher Plummer were the only professional actors in the film. This was untrue, but there are certainly several people in prominent roles who were not primarily thought of as actors, including the stripper Gypsy Rose Lee, the pugilist Tony Galento, the writer Mackinlay Kantor and the circus clown Emmett Kelly. It was also the first acting role for leading lady Chana Eden. See more »

Goofs

The hat is not upside down. It has sunk so that only the crown is above water, forcing Cottonmouth to reach underwater to grasp the brim. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cottonmouth: Ah! The sweet-tastin' joys of this world!
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Connections

Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Empty Pocket Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Budd Schulberg
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An important movie that never got the exposure it deserved
30 January 2006 | by paddycoenSee all my reviews

For it's time, I considered it original, thought-provoking, and typical of Schulberg's quirky, off-beat style. I would rate "Wind Across the Everglades", as a movie ahead of it's time, given it's now much-debated theme. I still remember--after almost 40 years---Burl Ives speaking lines which included the phrase "A man's an eel", or did I hear it right? Finally, it was the first film in which I ever saw ChristopherPlummer. I would dearly love to see it again, but it's seldom on television, and in my home town of Sligo, in the Irish Republic, it is not available on video or DVD. Well,that's about wraps my comment. Goodbye, and thank you Paddy Coen.


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