9 May 2010 | siobhangael
Movie was based from a 1928, 80 page book....
This movie was based on an 80 page book "The Notorious Ashley Gang" 'A Saga of the King and Queen of the Everglades' by Hix C.Stuart, printed/copyright date 1928 by St.Lucie Printing Co, Inc. Stuart, Florida. Hix was my husband's grandfather who lived in the area at the time the Ashley Gang was most active. It amazes the heck out of me how they could have made this movie based on an 80 page book...but it was non-the less a fun opportunity for the Stuart families as well as many of the locals with the film being made. (I had to give the movie a '2' just to be kind... but what can you say, most of those stories about the gangs of the late 1800's & early 1900's were pretty much pieced together with speculations; things people would journal; and many handed down stories with a touch of glamor to make them entertaining)