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A Distant Trumpet (1964)

Approved | | Western | 30 May 1964 (USA)
West Point graduate Lt.Hazard is posted to Fort Delivery,Arizona,where he has to deal with lax discipline,romantic complications,Apaches and his conflicting feelings toward the Indians.

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2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard
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Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
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Laura Frelief - Quaint's niece
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Maj. Gen. Alexander Upton Quaint
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1st Lt. Teddy Mainwarring
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Seely Jones
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Secretary of War
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Capt. Cedric Gray MD
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Maj. Hiram Prescott
Bobby Bare ...
Pvt. Cranshaw
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Sgt. Kroger
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Sgt. Fry
Mary Patton ...
Mrs. Jessica Prescott
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Capt. Brinker - Judge Advocate's office
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Maj. Miller
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Lt. Hazard, fresh out of West Point, arrives in Arizona Territory at hot, dusty, Fort Delivery. Appalled by the lax discipline of its troops, he restricts their privileges and subjects them to arduous drills. At the same time, he finds himself falling in love with Kitty, the wife of his commanding officer. This romance is complicated when his fiancee from Back East decides to pay a visit. Troubles with the local Indians, however, soon force Hazard to concentrate on his military duties which sometimes conflict with his sympathy for the Indians' cause. Written by dinky-4 of Minneapolis

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Horgan's savage and stirring story of the Last of the Great Indian Wars! See more »

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30 May 1964 (USA)  »

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Die blaue Eskadron  »

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Final film of Raoul Walsh. See more »

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2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: He once said at the Academy the Army is a jealous mistress.
Laura Frelief: And he loves her. That's why he's an old batchelor.
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Featured in Rich Hall's Inventing the Indian (2012) See more »

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Uncertain glory
4 March 2010 | by See all my reviews

Raoul Walsh's last movie and a western at that! He produced unforgettable classics of the genre such as " Colorado's territory" and "pursued ".

The movie suffers from a desultory script which mixes the Indian's plight with bland love affairs.The lead,Troy Donahue ,lacks charisma and is not very credible as a tough lieutenant .Diane McBain is as expressive as a Barbie Doll ,and only Suzanne Pleshette rises to the occasion.

There's a good use of the wide screen,a superb score by Max Steiner (with trumpets),a general who loves Latin quotations Julius Ceasar style (Veni Vidi Vici) That said,there's never a dull moment with Raoul Walsh .This is not his best or among his best ,but it's always good value.


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