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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

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

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Cottonmouth
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Walt Murdock
Chana Eden ...
Naomi
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Mrs. Bradford
Tony Galento ...
Beef
Sammy Renick ...
Loser
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Billy One-Arm
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Bigamy Bob
MacKinlay Kantor ...
Judge Harris
Totch Brown ...
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Aaron Nathanson
Curt Conway ...
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Sumner Williams ...
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

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HOLLYWOOD BULLETION: "NOTHING LIKE IT SINCE 'GRAPES OF WRATH'"....... (original ad - all caps) See more »


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18 February 1959 (France)  »

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Film debut of Peter Falk. See more »

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[repeated line]
Cottonmouth: Ah! The sweet-tastin' joys of this world!
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Featured in Histoire(s) du cinéma: Les signes parmi nous (1998) See more »

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Lostman's River
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Written by Totch Brown
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A must see..if you can find it
6 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Taken in the context of the 'feather' craze that almost decimated the birds of the Everglades at the turn of the 20th Century, this movie -almost- presaged Rachel Carson and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas. A moving depiction of the River Of Grass, those who lived WITH it and those who tried to DESTROY it. Christopher Plummer and Burl Ives gave this movie a depth that seemed effortless It deserved a wider release and I can only hope it will be issued as a DVD. It was based upon a true story of a federal wildlife ranger. The Manchineal trees have been displaced by Malelucas, what a pity, I would rope all the inhabitants of South Florida to the formers caustic trunks and enjoy he howls of pain


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