Seminole (1953)






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In this off-beat, pro-Indian western, a West Point graduate with a lot of knowledge about the Seminole Indians is stationed in the Florida Everglades to oversee the outpost. As soon as he arrives he goes to see his old flame, who has fallen in love with his childhood friend, now the leader of the local tribe. Seeing a prime opportunity, the lieutenant decides to use the girl to enact a new peace treaty. Unfortunately, his superior officer, a real Indian hater mucks things up when a member of his … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Charles K. Peck, Jr.
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as Lance Caldwell

as Sgt. Magruder

as Revere

as Maj. Harlan Degan

as Kajeck

as Lt. Hamilton

as Kulak

as Zachary Taylor

as Cpl. Gerard

as Capt. Streller

as Scott

as Cpl. Smiley

as Trooper

as Hendricks

as Corporal

as Trader Taft

as Maj. Lawrence

as Mattie Sue Thomas

as Officer

as Capt. Sibley

as Trooper

as Officer
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Critic Reviews for Seminole

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Powerful pro-Native American Western, with gripping story telling.

Full Review… | February 1, 2012
Classic Film and Television

It's the kind of Western where the white leader is so crazed and the Indian leader so sane, that you root for the Indians.

Full Review… | August 22, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Seminole

Better than average drama with a decidedly pro Indian slant was one of the many films Rock cranked out on his way up. He gives a good performance, one of his better early ones, as the resolute soldier who is on trial for his life. The cast is full of familiar faces most of whom were also just starting out and would go on to great fame like Lee Marvin, in good guy mode here, and Russell Johnson. Richard Carlson is the sore spot in the picture, he starts out okay but ends up chewing the scenery in an over the top performance. Barbara Hale was never particularly well served by films having much more success on TV as Della Street on Perry Mason nor is she very well used here but she looks probably the best she ever did on screen beautifully shot in Technicolor and with one of the greatest character names ever, Revere Muldoon. Not really a western, not even set in the west but Florida this is an enjoyable picture especially for military history buffs.

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

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