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Distant Drums (1951)

Approved  |   |  Action, Western  |  29 December 1951 (USA)
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After destroying a Seminole fort, American soldiers and their rescued companions must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety

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Navy Lieutenant Tufts accompanies scout Quincy Wyatt into the Everglades to rout the Seminole Indians who are threatening the early settlers in Florida. When the command is forced to run, Wyatt and Seminole Chief Oscala square off in an exciting climax. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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Die Teufelsbrigade  »

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Trivia

Except for Larry Chance, the actors "playing" Seminole Indian warriors were in fact actual Seminoles. See more »

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When the famous "Wilhelm scream" is used for the part that a man is attacked by an alligator and drawn under water the scream can still be heard while already being under water. See more »

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Monk: [to Tufts] Shakin' hands with an Indian's like pumpin' a well!
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Formalaic story but told well
19 January 2004 | by (swansea Wales) – See all my reviews

Good sets and use of the everglades.Cooper is once again the ipitome of what a hero should be ,underplaying ,but shows what a superb cinema actor he was by seemingly doing very little but conveying through facial and body language all that is necessary. Good filmic acting is so different from the stage and this man had it!


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