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Yellowneck (1955)

Passed | | Adventure, Drama, War | 22 March 1955 (USA)
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.

Director:

R. John Hugh

Writers:

Nat S. Linden (screenplay), R. John Hugh (original story and dialogue)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lin McCarthy ... The Sergeant
Stephen Courtleigh ... The Colonel
Berry Kroeger ... Plunkett
Harold Gordon Harold Gordon ... Cockney
Bill Mason Bill Mason ... The Kid
Al Tamez Al Tamez ... Seminole Indian
Jose Billie Jose Billie ... Seminole Indian
Roy Nash Osceola Roy Nash Osceola ... Seminole Indian
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A disgraced Confederate Colonel who has deserted his command flees to the Everglades where he encounters a disparate group of four other Southern deserters. Togethher they struggle to find their way out of the swamp and resolve their own personal demons under the eyes of hostile Seminoles as they battle to survive the elements and each other. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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Trivia

The forage caps (or kepis) worn by the deserters are of an 1862 pattern that denoted the soldier's branch of service by the color of the sides and crown (red for artillery, yellow for cavalry and sky blue for infantry). See more »

Goofs

When Cockney is bitten by a rattlesnake, he instantly dies(1:09:21). Most deaths occur between 6 and 48 hours after the bite. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Todd: [to the Kid] You ain't done enough to run away from. Shouldn't have followed me, kid. Shouldn't have started runnin'. I've been runnin' every since I knowed runnin' from... everything how I never liked. Yeah, I reckon there ain't much to like around this world. I've ben runnin' so long I don't know how to stop! It don't do too much good when you stop and figure why you're runnin'. It catches up to you. You can't run away from yourself. Don't run away from nothin', kid. It don't do no good. ...
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Crazy Credits

The MPAA seal appears on the opening Republic Pictures logo instead of its usual place in the credits. See more »

Soundtracks

My Old Kentucky Home
(uncredited)
Composed by Stephen Foster (1852)
Heard briefly when viewing daguerrotype
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Rebels with a cause
4 August 2012 | by drystyxSee all my reviews

Five Confederate soldiers go AWOL, and risk the swamps of the Everglades to head to Cuba, as opposed to what they've been through already.

If you get the feeling not all of them will survive, you'd be correct.

A movie like this tries to play for both adventurous entertainment and credibility.

"Yellowneck" straddles the line in a way that makes you feel like you haven't been totally cheated out of an hour of your life. It isn't classic, in my opinion, but it isn't nearly as contrived as many other such movies.

When one weighs a movie like this, the deciding weight is in the credibility of the plot, story, and characters.

We have an inkling who will survive, and the way the film goes about this process is perhaps a little contrived, but not very contrived.

If you watch this, I feel safe to say you will also rate it close to middle ground, like I did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinq déserteurs See more »

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Production Co:

Empire Studios (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA)

Color:

Black and White (Video)| Color (Trucolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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