MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 8,049 this week

Drums (1938)
"The Drum" (original title)

6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 500 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 8 critic

Set in the India of the British Raj. All the Indians are portrayed as untrustworthy, plotting to overthrow their British masters. The only 'loyal' Indian is Prince Azim who tries to warn ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(by), (adaptation), 3 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


Related News

Christopher Challis
| The Guardian - Film News
Daily Briefing. Sabu!
| MUBI

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1436 titles
created 27 May 2011
 
a list of 25 titles
created 18 Mar 2013
 
a list of 6189 titles
created 01 Apr 2013
 
a list of 154 titles
created 19 Oct 2013
 
a list of 60 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Drums" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Drums (1938)

Drums (1938) on IMDb 6.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Drums.
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

The caliph of Baghdad must go into hiding with a group of traveling performers when his brother usurps the throne. Both brothers desire a beautiful dancing girl, who is torn between power and true love.

Director: John Rawlins
Stars: Jon Hall, Maria Montez, Sabu
White Savage (1943)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A shark hunter falls in love with the beautiful ruler of a tropical island.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Maria Montez, Jon Hall, Sabu
Adventure | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mike, a Hemingway-esque adventure novelist, is spending his days in a self-imposed exile somewhere in Central America. A reporter for Sight Magazine, Katie, has tracked him down in the hope... See full summary »

Director: Roy Boulting
Stars: Richard Widmark, Trevor Howard, Jane Greer
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

17th-century beauty Barbara Worth starts her career of crime by stealing her best friend's bridegroom. Her next exploit is to recover gambling losses by donning mask and cloak and taking to... See full summary »

Director: Leslie Arliss
Stars: Margaret Lockwood, James Mason, Patricia Roc
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda
Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A doctor hunts a vicious, man-eating tiger that terrorizes a native jungle village. In time the doctor experiences a personal change when he accepts their native customs and beliefs.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Sabu, Wendell Corey, Joy Page
Simon Magus (1999)
Mystery | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Simon is an outcast from his Jewish community because he claims that the devil talks to him and he has the ability to put curses on crops. When Dovid asks the 'Squire' to sell him some land... See full summary »

Director: Ben Hopkins
Stars: Noah Taylor, Stuart Townsend, Sean McGinley
Song of India (1949)
Adventure | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Sabu, Gail Russell, Turhan Bey
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Vittorio Cottafavi
Stars: Frank Latimore, Lianella Carell, Alessandro Serbaroli
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Francesco Massaro
Stars: Ugo Tognazzi, Mariangela Melato, Franco Fabrizi
Someone Else (2006)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When thirty-something David isn't working as a photographer at a high-street photo studio he is stressing over his love-life. Torn between his rather-too-agreeable girlfriend Lisa and the ... See full summary »

Director: Col Spector
Stars: Neville Bardoliwalla, Lara Belmont, Hugo Chamberlain
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The story of the latest week on the earth before the announce of the landing of an extraterrestrial society on earth seen by the eyes of a misogynist man with only the desire solitude and routine.

Director: Gian Alfonso Pacinotti
Stars: Gabriele Spinelli, Anna Bellato, Luca Marinelli
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
David Tree ...
Desmond Tester ...
Bill Holder
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Governor (as Francis L.Sullivan)
Archibald Batty ...
Major Bond
Frederick Culley ...
Dr.Murphy
Amid Taftazani ...
Mohammed Khan
Laurence Baskcomb ...
Zarullah
Roy Emerton ...
Wafadar
Michael Martin Harvey ...
Mullah
Martin Walker ...
Herrick
Ronald Adam ...
Major Gregoff
Edit

Storyline

Set in the India of the British Raj. All the Indians are portrayed as untrustworthy, plotting to overthrow their British masters. The only 'loyal' Indian is Prince Azim who tries to warn the British of the impending revolt by tapping out messages on the Drum of the title. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

revolt | prince | message | india | drums | See All (14) »

Taglines:

A CAST OF 3000

Genres:

Adventure | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 September 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drums  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Featured in The Nazis: A Warning from History (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Penny For Your Thoughts
(uncredited)
Written by Lee Sims
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

The last days of the Raj and a lot of fun
31 October 1998 | by (Bernardsville, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Unabashedly pro-Raj, the story of a young Indian Prince and his friendship with some British army types. The release of this film was reported to have sparked anti-British riots in India. Sabu outdoes himself as the spunky and, ultimately, obsequious Prince who lines up with his friend/occupiers to battle the deliciously evil Raymond Massey. Very politically incorrect by today's standards the film is a good adventure yarn as well as a Korda tribute to the the rapidly vanishing British Empire. The plot borrows elements from the real life killing of Sir Louis Cavagnari and his party years earlier in Afghanistan. In reality British and colonial forces were actively engaged in military operations in Waziristan at the time of the making of the film.


13 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Drums (1938) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?