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sbl
10-05-2007, 02:06 PM
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.

http://www.moviegoods.com/Assets/product_images/1020/386232.1020.A.jpg


It was on TV in the late 50s when I saw it.


Netflix has it....

http://www.netflix.com/Movie/Yellowneck/70052885?trkid=189530&strkid=602350567_0_0

jerryeberg
10-05-2007, 03:00 PM
Neat sounding movie! I'll have to show it to my Civil War Club one day. Is it based of real events?

sbl
10-05-2007, 06:06 PM
"Is it based of real events?"

Jerry,

Darned if I know. I saw it last in 40+ years ago and I just put the movie on my Netflix list. Maybe there's something in the credits.

Could Judah Benjamin's escape.


".....In the immediate aftermath of the end of the war, Benjamin was rumoured to have masterminded the assassination of Abraham Lincoln through his intelligence apparatus (based out of Montreal, Canada: John Wilkes Booth was purportedly seen several times meeting with Confederate representatives and receiving funds from them). Fearing that he could never receive a fair trial in the atmosphere of the time, he burnt his papers, took refuge at Gamble Plantation in Florida and then fled to England under a false name...."

sbl
11-06-2007, 07:36 AM
I just saw this. Netfilx has it. It's kind of a big home movie by R. John Hugh, shot in Florida with some wildlike stock footage. Some Confederate deserters, mostly unpleasant charector try to cross the Everglades to take a ship to Cuba.

It is in color.