Johnny Tiger

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Restless college professor Taylor takes his three children (Scott, Seflinger, and Wheeler) to the Florida Everglades, where he intends to teach Seminole Indians. Shocked by the backward conditions on the Indian reservation, Taylor protests to local health official Brooks, but to no avail. Everett enters the story as a halfbreed who saves Scott from a herd...read more

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Restless college professor Taylor takes his three children (Scott, Seflinger, and Wheeler) to the Florida Everglades, where he intends to teach Seminole Indians. Shocked by the backward conditions on the Indian reservation, Taylor protests to local health official Brooks, but to no avail.

Everett enters the story as a halfbreed who saves Scott from a herd of stampeding buffalo. Noting that Everett has the respect of the other Indian children, Taylor enlists his help in getting the children to attend school. He is rebuked until Everett falls for Scott and begins attending school

himself. Rainey, as the old chief who is Everett's grandfather, is upset by Everett's actions, and demands that he reject white society. When Everett and Scott elope, tensions build between Taylor and Rainey until a brush fire nearly claims the life of Taylor's son Wheeler. The boy is saved by

Rainey, who suffers fatal burns himself in the fire, and the two adversaries reconcile before the chief dies. Though the film is plagued by wavering attitudes toward racism and cultural assimilation, it has a sincerity that's largely attributable to Taylor's faith in the project. Believing the

film would provide him with a new image, he gave a strong performance in a demanding role and went to great lengths to promote the film. Universal Studios heads were less enthusiastic about the project and eventually released it as part of an unlikely double bill with MUNSTER GO HOME.

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