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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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Mrs. Bradford
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Beef
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Billy One-Arm
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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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Director Nicholas Ray was fired before the end of shooting by writer/producer Budd Schulberg. Schulberg finished directing the movie and supervised the editing, discarding a lot of Ray's original footage. See more »

Quotes

Cottonmouth: [calling to the circling buzzards] Come and get me! Swamp-born, swamp-fattened!
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Lostman's River
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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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