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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Director Raoul Walsh hired two local snake experts to clear rattlers and water moccasins out of the swamp areas to be used for shooting each day. "The swampmen were not averse to the job," Walsh wrote. "They got paid by the studio, and in addition any snake they killed or captured became their property. They put the live ones in sacks and took them to the Fish and Game laboratory where their venom was extracted. Then the snakes were killed at a cannery and turned into steaks for sale as a Florida delicacy. The hunters never had it so good." See more
When Captain Quincy Wyatt interrogates a captive Seminole Indian by threatening him with a poisonous snake, you can clearly see that the Indian is safe because there is a protective piece if glass between him and the snake. The snake's reflection is quite visible. See more
Lt. Richard Tufts
[Referring to Judy
I take her to be a lady of quality.
Capt. Quincy Wyatt
Why? Because she has a servant?
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
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