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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
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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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Final film of Raoul Walsh. See more »

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Pvt Cranshaw: I wish that there was some way that you could cut regulations and bring her out here. It sure would make things more tolerable. She could even sleep with me, just like at home.
2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: You can't bring your wife out here until you are a three striper.
Pvt Cranshaw: Wife, sir? I ain't got none.
2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: Well, you can't take your girlfriend into the barracks, either!
Pvt Cranshaw: She ain't no human girl. She's the best old blue-tick coonhound in Kentuck.
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Rousing Raoul Walsh Western Starring Troy Donahue
9 September 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Troy Donahue and Warner Bros had a great collaboration starting with "A Summer Place" and following with "Parrish" "Susan Slade" "Rome Adventure" and "Palm Springs Weekend" where Troy was always first billed over stars such as Claudette Colbert, Karl Marlden and Angie Dickinson, etc. Jack Warner obviously decided it was time to ramp up the Troy Donahue films and assigned veteran and legendary director Raoul Walsh who directed many of Warner Bros. greatest stars such as Errol Flynn in this rousing action drama. In addition William Clothier another stalwart professional of great films was the Cinematographer. First rate Warner Bros. production values and great action scenes crafted by Raoul Walsh, and some fine acting by a cast of supporting players makes this a fine film to watch anytime. Thumping Max Steiner score is tops.

Warners in the 1960's had a large group of fine contract players and Jack Warner slotted them in major Warner Bros films when he could so look here for Diane McBain and William Reynolds -both WB contract players- in this film. For Diane McBain this was her second film with Troy Donahue after "Parrish" and Suzanne Pleshette who married Troy Donahue after "Rome Adventure" is also cast.Very effective western with a splendid rousing memorable Max Steiner score.


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