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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

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

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Cottonmouth
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Walt Murdock
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Naomi
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Mrs. Bradford
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Totch Brown ...
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An ornithologist battles a family of bird poachers in the Florida Everglades.

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Film debut of Peter Falk. See more »

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Cottonmouth: [calling to the circling buzzards] Come and get me! Swamp-born, swamp-fattened!
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Lonely Boy Blues
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Written by Budd Schulberg, Rufus Beecham and Nicholas Ray
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A bit uneven but acceptable .......
15 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Burl Ives and his band of lowlife bird poachers are the equivalent of the "rednecks" in "Deliverance". Christopher Plummer on the other hand is their Audobon Society adversary, trying to protect the tropical birds and their valuable feathers. When the movie is in the Everglades, it moves along at a pretty good pace, while the Miami scenes feel padded. I'd imagine there has to be at least a bunch of fashionable ladies parading around in their feathered hats to make a point, but the scene on the beach and Gypsy Rose Lee's ladies of the evening are somewhat overplayed. The film is strongest when Ives and Plummer are on screen, almost everyone else is forgettable. I would rate this only slightly above average, but definitely watchable. - MERK


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