Wind Across the Everglades

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In the early part of the 20th century a game warden (Christopher Plummer) arrives in Florida in the hope of enforcing conservation laws. He soon finds himself pitted against Cottonmouth (Burl Ives), the leader of a fierce group of bird poachers. read more

In the early part of the 20th century a game warden (Christopher Plummer) arrives in Florida in the hope of enforcing conservation laws. He soon finds himself pitted against Cottonmouth (Burl Ives), the leader of a fierce group of bird poachers. The film was loosely based upon the life and death of Guy Bradley, an early game warden who in 1905 was shot and killed by plume hunters in the Everglades and remains one of the least well known of director Ray’s remarkable ouevre.

Original Release

09/11/1958

Cast

Directors

Nicholas Ray, Budd Schulberg

Writers

Budd Schulberg

Cast

Burl Ives Cottonmouth
Christopher Plummer Walt Murdock
Chana Eden Naomi
Gypsy Rose Lee Mrs. Bradford
Tony Galento Beef
Sammy Renick Loser
Pat Henning Sawdust
Peter Falk Writer
Cory Osceola Billy One-Arm
Emmett Kelly Bigamy Bob
MacKinlay Kantor Judge Harris
Totch Brown One-Note
George Voskovec Aaron Nathanson
Curt Conway Perfesser
Sumner Williams Windy
Howard Smith George Leggett (as Howard I. Smith)
Fred Holliday Slow Boy
Joe Hunter

Producers

Editors

Georges Klotz, Joseph Zigman

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