The small band of American soldiers and their rescued companions Mari Aldon among others tries to stop and must face the dangerous Everglades and hostile Indians in order to reach safety and battle against risks. Gorgeous Mari Aldon as a ballerina from Savannah who bears a dark past , she does an enjoyable and prominent debut though didn't have a notorious career. Raoul Walsh demonstrates a special talent for making the densest action sequences seem uncomplicated and uncluttered and his characters , like the scenes distinguished , often have an unfettered , raw power. Armed force General Zachary Taylor conveys maritime Lieutenant Tufts and scout Monk to a remote Florida island home, where the antisocial Captain Quincy Wyatt lives with a 5-year-old child. Gary Cooper Wyatt is very good as the leader of the escaping troop and shows the presence and self confidence a leader should. Anyway Barrat gives Cooper a mission and a Navy lieutenant played by Richard Webb to carry it out.
From his starts in the silent cinema he achieved successful films until the 50s and forward , early 60s , when he was less dominant , but is still stayed lots of lusty adventure , stories of comradeship and friendship , and Raoul makes the most of plentiful action scenes. Devotion is fine, with the normal square shaped sound of this current time's soundtracks, however a pleasantly full bookkeeping over all registers. The persevering legacy of this motion picture is the most punctual known utilization of the Wilhelm shout sound impact, initially used to vocalize a character being destroyed by an alligator. This exciting Western packs thrills , noisy action , spectacular struggles and lots of gutsy adventure. International Titles Die Teufelsbrigade Trailer Les aventures du capitaine Wyatt Trailer Tambores Distantes Trailer Die Teufelsbrigade Trailer Fjerne trommer Trailer Tambores lejanos Trailer Etäiset rummut Trailer Les aventures du capitaine Wyatt Trailer Otan sigoun ta tymbana Trailer Tamburi lontani Trailer Sunetul tobelor Trailer Trummor i fjärran Trailer Distant Drums Trailer 1951 29 August 1951 Successful and well-liked, Dr. Along the way he and Tufts at last help a lady named Judy Mari Alton , a lady who appears to be torn between the two men, despite the fact that the way that Tufts has effectively unveiled he's joyfully hitched with his very own youthful child back home would appear to decently obviously point the path forward for which sentimental matching is eventually going to win out. A ton of Distant Drums is shamelessly hokey, however it's strong, amusing toll pretty much the greater part of the way.
The characters are mostly left undeveloped, except Cooper's group leader Zachary. It's notable how larger than life Cooper appears to be even on television screen. But the Seminoles are in hot pursuit of Cooper and the whole bunch through most of the film. Looking at The Films of Gary Cooper book, I noticed about three others with same credits in the Fifties of which Distant Drums was the first. This interesting Western and action film makes it of the finest of Raoul Walsh genre entries.
A large chunk of the plot surrounds Cuban gun runners supporting the Warriors. The motion picture produced by Milton Sperling is well directed by Raoul Walsh. But it was also a refuge for runaway slaves. Wyatt as they escape the Indians into the Everglades. Great looking locations and color photography with daredevil action reigns over this boy's own adventure, the style Warner Brothers has always been very good at.
While Distant Drums was advertised as a western and even bears some type traditions, particularly some midcentury traditions, it's a fairly extraordinarily sited piece that very fictionalizes a long gestating struggle in America's southernmost clime between the Seminole and United States Navy strengths in the 1840s. In any case, this is no story of the Badlands or the Rockies or even the Mississippi—and the Florida and, at last, Everglades setting of Distant Drums may well be its most critical element. Almost everything you expect from a jungle adventure set in Florida is here including alligators, snakes and wild cardboard Indians. This is unfortunate as this was not only America's longest, but its bloodiest Indian war as well. Then I saw it as an adult and though it was not the great film I remembered it was still very good as an action and adventure sort of western. Due to the sparsity of Seminole War films I will admit a bias for this film despite its ridiculous plot, bargain basement Hollywood surplus wardrobe The soldiers are in a mix of fanciful fringed pants and ca.
So a war there was inevitable, especially when southern presidents like Andrew Jackson were in the White House. The catch of the fortress ends up being however a wayside in the general excursion of the film, yet one that takes into account a fun succession taped in vigorously separated blue that has Wyatt's group executing their arrangement in the dead of night. Our southern states wanted Florida acquired to put an end to that. Film Story: In 1840, U. Cooper is an American Army captain on duty with the army of General Zachary Taylor, played by Robert Barrat, who lives on his own island and doesn't dress in any army uniform. Augustine, Florida, where a large portion of the shooting occurred.
He must accompany captain Quincy Wyatt Gary Cooper along with a scout named Monk Arthur Hunnicutt with his usual raccoon skin hat into the Everglades to rout the Seminole Indians who are threatening the early settlers in Florida. The genuine area of the post in the film was the notable Castillo de San Marcos in St. The only other guy who had his own private island during war was Lt. What did you think about it? The rest of the cast brings a good support too, mainly Arthur Hunnicutt Coooper's sidekick and Ray Teal one of the troopers , and Mari Aldon does a credible work as Cooper's romantic interest. Meanwhile, firearm runners are likewise attempting to access the arsenal, and Wyatt is tasked with recovering the post and securing the store of weapons.
Thats about as close as it comes to the history books, but it is still an exciting action film with an O. The way that Wyatt is a secretive recluse who lives in the wild encompassed by inviting locals for this situation, the Creek may help some to remember Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and, obviously, Apocalypse Now , yet notwithstanding these tangential referents, Distant Drums truly has no fabulous true to life or scholarly desire, and rather focuses more on an edgy squad's endeavors to get to security in the wilds of the Everglades. To attack an old Spanish fort and go by boat across Lake Okechoobee. Other films relating to this conflict include Seminole, and Naked in the Sun. Thrilling as well as emotive musical score by the classic Alfred Newman.
Distant Drums doesn't exactly have the gravitas of the Anthony Mann fifties' excursions with James Stewart, yet it likewise isn't the moronic issue that numerous 1930s and 1940s westerns were. I could go on and on. By 1840 the army was relying on small patrols like Cooper's in the film to track down hostile Seminoles for removal to the west. Grain is actually determined and reliable, and close-ups offer some admirable fine detail in things like weaves in ensembles. After destroying a Seminole fort , people is rescued from Redskin captivity , then the command is forced to get away.
You won't learn much about the War from this movie, but it does have some basis in fact. The troopers' main goal is to pulverize an old Spanish stronghold utilized by gunrunners, and salvage men and ladies taken detainee by Seminole warriors. Maybe one day someone will do a proper film on the early history of Florida, but this ain't it. Walsh was an expert director of all kind genres but with penchant in Western as ¨Colorado territory¨ , ¨They died with their boots on¨, ¨Along the great divide¨, ¨Saskatchewan¨, ¨King and four queens¨ , ¨The sheriff of fractured jaw¨, ¨A distant trumpet¨ ; Adventure as ¨Thief of Bagdad¨, ¨Captain Horatio Hornblower¨, ¨World in his hands¨, ¨Blackbeard the pirate¨ , ¨Sea devils¨ ; Warlike as ¨Objetive Burma¨ , ¨Northern pursuit¨, ¨Marines let's go¨ ; and Noir film as ¨White heat¨, ¨High Sierra¨, ¨They drive by night¨, ¨The roaring twenties¨. His characterization, which is a combination of a western hero and Tarzan, doesn't offer very much range in acting but makes it interesting enough for this kind of adventure flick. The film was shot on actual location in the Everglades, I think Gary Cooper must have gotten some taste of what Bogey and Hepburn were enduring doing The African Queen. I can't believe by the way that a director like Raoul Walsh had the army and the Seminoles fighting with repeating rifles and six shooter revolving pistols.