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Yellowneck (1955)

 -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  22 March 1955 (USA)
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5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.

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Stephen Courtleigh ...
The Colonel
Berry Kroeger ...
Plunkett
Harold Gordon ...
Cockney
Bill Mason ...
The Kid
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Seminole
Jose Billie ...
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Roy Nash Osceola ...
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A disgraced Confederate Colonel who has deserted his command flees to the Everglades where he encounters a disparate group of four other Southern deserters. Togethher they struggle to find their way out of the swamp and resolve their own personal demons under the eyes of hostile Seminoles as they battle to survive the elements and each other. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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22 March 1955 (USA)  »

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The forage caps (or kepis) worn by the deserters are of an 1862 pattern that denoted the soldier's branch of service by the color of the sides and crown (red for artillery, yellow for cavalry and sky blue for infantry). See more »

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When Cockney is bitten by a rattlesnake, he instantly dies(1:09:21). Most deaths occur between 6 and 48 hours after the bite. See more »

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Sergeant Todd: [to the Kid] You ain't done enough to run away from. Shouldn't have followed me, kid. Shouldn't have started runnin'. I've been runnin' every since I knowed runnin' from... everything how I never liked. Yeah, I reckon there ain't much to like around this world. I've ben runnin' so long I don't know how to stop! It don't do too much good when you stop and figure why you're runnin'. It catches up to you. You can't run away from yourself. Don't run away from nothin', kid. It don't do no good. ...
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My Old Kentucky Home
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Composed by Stephen Foster (1852)
Heard briefly when viewing daguerrotype
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Gators, Seminoles, Snakes, And Quicksand
23 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An interesting plot premise is killed with poor direction and a lot of overacting with Yellowneck. There's also a distinct lack of characters who you really root for to get out of the Everglades.

Republic released this film in 1955 about five men who are Confederate Army deserters and not some of the greatest specimens of manhood you'll ever want to encounter. Lin McCarthy, Billl Mason, Harold Gordon, and Berry Kroeger are the deserters and from some of the names you know that by the type of roles they've played. Later on they're joined by Stephen Courtleigh, a colonel who deserted the Star And Bars. He's got pretensions, but deep down he's no better than the other four.

For the one and there is only one who makes it there is then the minor problem of crossing 90 miles of ocean to Cuba. Still it is an achievement to have survived the Everglades and all that inhabit it.

If you care to watch you can find out which one survives.


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