Navy Lieutenant Tufts accompanies scout Quincy Wyatt into the Everglades to rout the Seminole Indians who are threatening the early settlers in Florida. When the command is forced to run, Wyatt and Seminole Chief Oscala square off in an exciting climax.
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Against unseen jungle terrors and untamed savage tribes ... and pounding war-drums that echoed his challenge !
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Did You Know?
Filming in the Everglades posed many dangers for the film unit. Gary Cooper sank to his waist in quicksand one day before he could be freed, and cameraman Sid Hickox, "swore that he almost set up on an alligator." According to the director, Cooper also complained that he had "donated a gallon of his best blood to the mosquitoes and leeches." See more
The historic Castillo de San Marcos is located in the east coast of Florida, not the west coast as shown in the movie. See more
These injuns smell a little gamey, Captain. They rub skunk oil on themselves to keep off bugs and flies.
Opening credits are followed immediately by Lt. Richard Tufts (Richard Webb) writing in his LOG "I, Lieutenant Richard Tufts, United States Navy, do make this account of my perilous journey in the Territory of Florida in the year 1840." See more
Referenced in Cheyenne: Julesburg