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Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Wind Across the Everglades





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Wind Across the Everglades represents the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration between director Nicholas Ray and screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and a strange little picture it is indeed. In his second film appearance, Christopher Plummer plays bibulous 19th-century Florida game warden Walt Murdock, who declares war on the poachers in his region. This brings him in direct conflict with the legendary Cottonmouth (Burl Ives), the spiritual leader of a group of illegal birdhunters. The highly eccentric supporting cast includes Gypsy Rose Lee as a sensuous farm wife, boxer "Two Ton" Tony Galento as a lout named Beef, circus clown Emmett Kelly as the much-married Bigamy Bob, novelist Mackinlay Kantor as the regional judge, and Peter Falk in his film debut, as an owlish writer. After Wind Across the Everglades, Nick Ray's Johnny Guitar will seem as antiseptic as Heidi.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Budd Schulberg
In Theaters:
Warner Bros.


Christopher Plummer
as Walt Murdock
Burl Ives
as Cottonmouth
Gypsy Rose Lee
as Mrs. Bradford
George Voskovec
as Aaron Nathanson
Emmett Kelly Jr.
as Bigamy Bob
Pat Henning
as Sawdust
Curt Conway
as Perfesser
Peter Falk
as Writer
MacKinlay Kantor
as Judge Harris
Toch Brown
as One-Note
Frank Rothe
as Howard Ross Morgan
Owen Pavitt
as Sheriff
Hank Simms
as Narrator
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Critic Reviews for Wind Across the Everglades

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Shows Ray as the rebel with a cause.

Full Review… | March 11, 2013
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Audience Reviews for Wind Across the Everglades


with an ecological theme in 1958, fascinating cast including stripper gypsy rose lee and circus clown emmett kelly, and some beautiful wildlife photography, it's a shame it's so hard to find. ray was fired from the picture, some of his footage scrapped and a cheesy soundtrack added, but the results are still pretty great. love cottonmouth's band of swamp pirates. a few disjointed plot points but no serious complaints

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

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