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Drums in the Deep South (1951)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | September 1951 (USA)
Two old friends find themselves on opposite sides during the Civil War in a desperate battle atop an impregnable mountain.

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Maj. Clay Clayburn
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Kathy Summers
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Maj. Will Denning
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Sgt. Mac McCardle
Robert Osterloh ...
Sgt. Harper
Tom Fadden ...
Purdy
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Jerry
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Col. House
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Col. Braxton Summers
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Albert Monroe
Lewis Martin ...
Gen. Johnston
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Union Corporal
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Corp. Jennings
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Best friends Clay Clayburn and Will Denning graduate from West Point only to soon find themselves fighting on opposite sides of the Civil War. When the two men meet each other in combat, neither knows it as each is in an artillery position hundreds of yards from the other. However, the love of Clay's life, Kathy Summers, does know and tries desperately to save her two good friends from killing each other. Written by Alfred Jingle

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A handful of heroes on a powder-keg mountain !


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$300,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film. See more »

Goofs

When the Union artillery begins firing on the mountain the officer orders the guns double shotted to increase the range. Double shotting (putting in two cannonballs) would notably decrease the range. Actually, the order the officer gives is for the cannon to be double-charged -- i.e., using twice the usual amount of gunpowder to propel a single ball or shell -- which would increase the range but would also increase the stress on the barrel, which is why they have to reinforce it by wrapping it with piano wire. See more »

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Gen. Johnston: A good soldier dies only once, and death is someone he knows.
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When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Words and music by Patrick Gilmore (as Louis Lambert)
Used as part of the underscoring for scenes involving Union troops
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surprising accuracy
3 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I usually don't hold out much hope when it comes to movies about Mr. Lincoln's War. Hollywood seldom gets it right on all things Southern and/or Confederate. I think the leading lady's contempt for the Yankees was accurate. And I believe that the movie generally portrayed the Yankee attitudes accurately. The most I had a problem with in this movie was the liberal propaganda garbage at the end about us becoming a unified and indivisible nation. The reconstruction and the general attitudes for the South following the war contradict that concept completely.

I did notice a chronological error toward the beginning of the movie. When it is announced that war has been declared. Clay states that he is going to report to Richmond. At the beginning of the war a capital had not been established for the Confederacy, not to mention the first one was in Alabama. And even more importantly, Virginia had not yet seceded.

As a whole the movie was okay and I would give it an overall recommendation.


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