MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 5,907 this week

A Distant Trumpet (1964)

 -  Western  -  30 May 1964 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 456 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 10 critic

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... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 313 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 315 titles
created 14 Jan 2013
 
a list of 29 titles
created 29 May 2013
 
a list of 47 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Distant Trumpet (1964)

A Distant Trumpet (1964) on IMDb 6.4/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Distant Trumpet.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A woman's sexual compulsions threaten to destroy her marriage.

Director: Walter Grauman
Stars: Suzanne Pleshette, Bradford Dillman, Ben Gazzara
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Hilarity ensues when a casino manager spends a day at Disneyland with a cute but troublesome little girl.

Director: Norman Jewison
Stars: Tony Curtis, Phil Silvers, Suzanne Pleshette
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mantha Starr grows up as a privileged southern Belle in the ante-bellum South but after her father dies broke, her world is destroyed when she discovers her mother was black.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Clark Gable, Yvonne De Carlo, Sidney Poitier
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Youngblood Hawke is a truck driver from Kentucky who comes to New York City to become a hot-shot writer. Almost immediately, he meets editor Jeanne Green. She sees great promise in Hawke's ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: James Franciscus, Suzanne Pleshette, Geneviève Page
Action | Biography | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After being released from prison, former gun-fighter John Wesley Hardin hopes to have his autobiography published in order to rehabilitate his tarnished reputation.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Julie Adams, Mary Castle
Adventure | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Opportunistic con man Dan Kehoe ingratiates himself with the cantankerous mother of four outlaws and their beautiful widows in order to find their hidden gold.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Clark Gable, Eleanor Parker, Jean Willes
Parrish (1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Parrish McLean lives with his mother Ellen on Sala Post's tobacco plantation in the Connecticut River Valley. His mother winds up marrying Sala's rival Judd Raike, ruthless planter who ... See full summary »

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Troy Donahue, Karl Malden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A charismatic peddler from the bayous finds his true calling in politics. Is he a demagogue in the making?

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: James Cagney, Barbara Hale, Anne Francis
Gun Fury (1953)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a stagecoach holdup, Frank Slayton's notorious gang leave Ben Warren for dead and head off with his fiancée. Warren follows, and although none of the townspeople he comes across are ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Rock Hudson, Donna Reed, Philip Carey
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Sal Mineo, Christine Carère, Barry Coe
Wall of Noise (1963)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Richard Wilson
Stars: Jean Byron, Fred Carson, Roy Engel
Glory Alley (1952)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
...
2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard
...
Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
Diane McBain ...
Laura Frelief (Quaint's niece)
...
Maj. Gen. Alexander Upton Quaint
William Reynolds ...
1st Lt. Teddy Mainwarring
...
Seely Jones
Kent Smith ...
Secretary of War
Judson Pratt ...
Capt. Cedric Gray MD
Bartlett Robinson ...
Maj. Hiram Prescott
Bobby Bare ...
Pvt Cranshaw
Larry Ward ...
Sgt. Kroger
Richard X. Slattery ...
Sgt. Fry
Mary Patton ...
Mrs. Jessica Prescott
...
Capt. Brinker (Judge Advocate's office)
Lane Bradford ...
Maj. Miller
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Western

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

30 May 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die blaue Eskadron  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Raoul Walsh. See more »

Quotes

2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard: All right, now take a good look at them. It's going to make killing Apaches a lot easier They were buried alive. Those ants are eating their brains out!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in O katafertzis (1964) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
a distant trumpet rory-70
Max Steiner's main title march rac701
Glamour pusses in the dusty West Marlburian
DVD now available directly from Warner's webpage! simonhowson
Troy was a nice guy jkellogg-1
Landscape wildbillharding
Discuss A Distant Trumpet (1964) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?