Seminole – 1953 – English
Synopsis: A cavalry lieutenant recounts his efforts to make peace with the Seminole Indian tribe, under an evil commander.
At Fort King, Florida, in 1835, Lieutenant Lance Caldwell is charged with the murder of a sentry. In his court martial, he tells the story of the fragile peace between the settlers and the native Seminole and how that peace is threatened by the strict commander of the fortress, Major Harlan Degan, who wants to wipe out the natives. Caldwell’s childhood sweetheart, Revere Muldoon, reunites with Osceola, a Seminole chief and longtime friend of Lieutenant Caldwell. Out of respect for Caldwell, Osceola arrives at the fort under a flag of truce, but is imprisoned by Major Degan. Osceola dies in captivity and Caldwell is accused of his murder and imprisoned. Eventually, the truth is discovered and the Seminole rescues Caldwell from his prison.
In this off-beat, pro-Indian Westerner, a West Point graduate with a lot of knowledge about the Seminole Indians is stationed in the Florida Everglades. Seeing a privileged opportunity, the lieutenant decides to use his old contacts to enact a new peace treaty. However, his senior officer who hates Indians ruins things.