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Swamp Country (1966)

In a small southern swamp town, a local girl is found murdered. A young California man passing through town is blamed, and in fleeing the local lynch mob he escapes into the Okeefeenokee ... See full summary »


Robert Patrick


David DaLie (screenplay)


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Cast overview:
Rex Allen ... Sheriff Jim Turner
Baker Knight ... Baker Knight
Carolyn Gilbert Carolyn Gilbert ... Nora Cox (as Carole Gilbert)
Sue Casey Sue Casey ... Mrs. Cox
David DaLie David DaLie ... Dave Wetzel
Marian Patrick Marian Patrick ... Mary Cox
Lyle Waggoner ... Deputy Mel
Kiva Lawrence ... Mary Richmond
Vincent Barbi Vincent Barbi ... Mario the Bootlegger (as Vince Barbi)
R.L. Armstrong R.L. Armstrong ... Hysmith (as Tex Armstrong)
Jimmy Walker and the Swampers Jimmy Walker and the Swampers ... Hillbilly Band (as Jimmy Walker and The Swampers)


In a small southern swamp town, a local girl is found murdered. A young California man passing through town is blamed, and in fleeing the local lynch mob he escapes into the Okeefeenokee Swamp, where he runs into even more dangers. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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ACTUALLY FILMED IN THE WILDS OF THE DREADED OKEFENOKEE (original poster - all caps) See more »


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Release Date:

April 1966 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Swamp Country
Written and Sung by Baker Knight
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Too Many Slow Spots to Work
6 January 2018 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Swamp Country (1966)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

A man from California (David DaLie) is in his Southern motel room when he wakes up to screams. He rushes into another room to try and save a woman but he finds her strangled to death. Sure enough, the motel owner walks in and thinks that he is the guilty party. The cops are called and it's clear he's not going to have fair justice so he takes off through the swamps. Soon a manhunt is underway and the man finds some protection from a mother and her two daughters.

SWAMP COUNTRY is a rather interesting film because it does feature some familiar faces like Rex Allen, Lyle Waggoner and Vincent Barbi and you have to wonder how they got involved with this film. This here is an ultra low-budget film that's basically trying to be like the show The Fugitive but set in the Southern swamps. It's clear that the film didn't have too much money but that's not what makes it bad.

What keeps this film from being more entertaining is the fact that there are many dry stretches where nothing is happening. I honestly thought the film got off to a decent start and there's no question that the swamp locations and its various wildlife was a plus. There are scenes with the wildlife attacking people and these scenes are good too. The problem is that whenever this stuff isn't happening you've got long, drawn-out dialogue scenes that just drag the film out.

What's worse is the singer who is constantly popping up throughout the movie to sing a song. WTF is that all about? The performances are pretty much what you'd expect from a film like this but I did enjoy DaLie in the lead since he's not typically what you'd expect in that type of role. The movie does benefit from its 2.35:1 ratio. SWAMP COUNTRY has a few decent moments but it's certainly not that good of a movie.

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