Wind Across the Everglades (1958)

Genres - Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 11, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Review by Bruce Eder

Wind Across The Everglades is a strange and wonderful little movie, despite some clunky moments here and there -- that it has only a few is a bit amazing, as, according to cast member (and producer's daughter) Sandra Schulberg, director Nicholas Ray was so strung out on heroin, that he had to be replaced three weeks into shooting by her father Stuart Schulberg. In any case, the picture is filled with off-beat casting and moments, most of them well-captured (and many of them quite effective), and above all gives ample room for the viewer to enjoy Joseph Brun's amazing cinematography -- this is a gorgeous picture to watch, and with some of the unexpected compexities of Budd Schulberg's script (which recalls The Sea Wolf in some respects) to carry it, and an environmental message that's still relevant five decades later, Wind Across The Everglades has a lot to recommend it.