Seminole (film)

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Poster of the movie Seminole.jpg
Directed by Budd Boetticher
Produced by Howard Christie
Written by Charles K. Peck Jr. (story/screenplay)
Starring Rock Hudson
Anthony Quinn
Cinematography Russell Metty
Edited by Virgil W. Vogel
Distributed by Universal-International
Release dates
March 1953
Running time
87 min.
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.4 million (US)[1]

Seminole is a 1953 American western film directed by Budd Boetticher and starring Rock Hudson, Anthony Quinn and Barbara Hale. Much of the film was shot in the Everglades National Park, Florida.


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 Indians 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.



  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954

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