Prowlers of the Everglades


Documentary / Family

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Reviewed by Ron Oliver 10 / 10

A Close Look At The American Alligator

A Walt Disney TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURE Short Subject.

Florida's great water lands may look placid, but an implacable menace lurks just below the surface. The PROWLERS OF THE EVERGLADES - the alligator - is revealed in this fascinating little film as the dominate life-force in its ecosystem. Highlight: the exhilarating escapades of the otters.

`This is one of a series of TRUE-LIFE ADVENTURES presenting strange facts about the world we live in. In the making of these films, nature is the dramatist. There are no fictitious situations or characters.' Winston Hibler is the narrator.

Reviewed by MartinHafer 8 / 10

Alligators aren't quite as horrid as the documentary would indicate!

"Prowlers of the Everglades" is an excellent Disney nature documentary and is well worth seeing. However, be forewarned...some of the film is filled with hyperbole that really is meant more to interest viewers instead of passing on real facts. What I am referring to are the alligators, as the film makes them sound like scary, ultra-dangerous creatures...calling them 'monsters' as well as calling them 'the scourge of the swamp'! Sure overly dramatic and silly things are pretty typical of the 1950s nature films but really are misleading and silly. While I would not recommend you hug or kiss a gator, I live with them around our property and they are not particularly aggressive..especially towards people.

The film consists essentially putting cameramen in the Florida swamp and having them record the many interesting creatures--birds, turtles, gators and otters, among others. For an older documentary, the footage is very good and clear and represents the best of the era. Just remember, as I said above, the film occasionally exaggerates....a wee tad.

Reviewed by jlewis77-1 10 / 10

The best of the True Life Adventure "Featurettes"

There were plenty of nature documentaries predating (see F. Percy Smith) and contemporary (see Arne Sucksdorff) to Walt Disney's True Life Adventures, but there's little question who dominated this genre in the late '40s and '50s. You simply can't beat glorious Technicolor, thundering music scores by Paul Smith, Winston Hibler's laid-back narration and the animated paintbrush "Tinkerbell treatment". Naturalistic accuracy was not always the goal, despite intros to the contrary; but I've found much guilty pleasure in square-dancing scorpions and Anvil Chorus bighorns. Sadly, we are so immersed in Animal Planet shows, it is hard to picture the impact wild animals in their native habitat must have had on the BIG screen.

I love all of them, but PROWLERS OF THE EVERGLADES (completed in 1952, but an Oscar winner the following year) and the feature SECRETS OF LIFE (which should have won one) are the two I've watched the most, perhaps because they are the least "disneyfied". Well... almost... you see, the "funny" otters were so popular in BEAVER VALLEY, that their Everglades cousins just had to put in their own clowning act in PROWLERS as well. On the plus side, there's no cartoony business for the alligators or the waterfowl and turtles who cautiously share housing (and occasionally become lunch). The clever camera effects achieved by the Milotte husband and wife team (true successors in spirit of Martin & Olsa Johnson two decades earlier... couples who adventure-seek together usually stay together) is brought to a peak in the underwater scenes, highlighted by "mirror" gators on the ceiling, and in the close-and-personal clips of hatching reptiles in a very well-guarded nest.

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