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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Five rebel Confederates alone among the terrors of the Everglades ! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 March 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cinq déserteurs See more »

Company Credits

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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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 the British soldier goes to sheath the colonel's sword at the funeral, he puts it in backwards and it gets jammed. 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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Awful, Boring, Slow, Trite
26 September 2013 | by denis888See all my reviews

Never waste 90 minutes of your time on this terrible take on Civil War. Some old films were never good, and this is one of them. The story of 5 Cofederate deserters (Yellownecks, as they were called) could have been OK, but here it was not. Slow, poorly shot film is only good for the Florida Everglade views, animals, snakes, gators, jungles, bogs and rivers. The 5 actors are intermittently forgettable ad pathetic. They encounter almost every ordeal on the way and it is obvious which next they will come soon into. Nay, sirs, this was not good in the 50's, it is boring and dull now. What is especially bad, is that we feel no pity for them. The film is cold and bland, and the performance is rather mediocre. Just going slowly and very predictably. You know the end at the very beginning and you know it will be not cool to watch it with any interest. Utterly forgettable and banal


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