Seminole is a 1953 American Technicolor Western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn, Barbara Hale, and Richard Carlson. Much of the film was shot in the Everglades National Park, Florida. The film depicts the Second Seminole War (1835-1842).
|Directed by||Budd Boetticher|
|Produced by||Howard Christie|
|Screenplay by||Charles K. Peck Jr.|
|Story by||Charles K. Peck Jr.|
|Edited by||Virgil W. Vogel|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1.4 million (US)|
At Fort King, Florida, in 1835, Lt. Lance Caldwell is charged with the murder of a sentry. At his court martial, he recounts the story of the fragile peace between the settlers and the native Seminole and how that peace is threatened by the strict fort commander, Maj. Harlan Degan, who wants to wipe out the natives. Caldwell’s childhood sweetheart, Revere Muldoon, meets with Osceola, a Seminole chief and old friend of Lt. Caldwell's. Through respect for Caldwell, Osceola comes to the fort under a flag of truce, but is imprisoned by Maj. Degan. Osceola dies while in captivity and Caldwell is accused of his murder and jailed. Eventually, the truth comes out and the Seminole rescue Caldwell from his prison.
- Rock Hudson as Lt. Lance Caldwell
- Anthony Quinn as Osceola
- Barbara Hale as Revere Muldoon
- Richard Carlson as Maj. Harlan Degan
- Hugh O'Brian as Kajeck
- Russell Johnson as Lt. Hamilton
- Lee Marvin as Sgt. Magruder
- Ralph Moody as Kulak
- Fay Roope as Col. Zachary Taylor
- James Best as Cpl. Gerard
- John Daheim as Scott
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
- Budd Boetticher: The Last Interview Wheeler, Winston Dixon. Film Criticism; Meadville Vol. 26, Iss. 3, (Spring 2002): 52-0_3.