A Distant Trumpet

An Arizona cavalry outpost is disciplined by a new commander in anticipation of an Indian attack.
A Distant Trumpet
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item number:  AHX5
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 57 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: March 23, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1964
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 28
Strongly pro Native American Western, with vivid story telling and visuals: Raoul Walsh's last film. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
Jun 26, 2011
Rating: 2/5 -- This film was, unfortunately, a less-than-glorious exit for the great Raoul Walsh, who simply made a B-western on a big budget. Full Review
TV Guide
Nov 15, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- The result is impressive: a handsome, intelligent cavalry western. Full Review
Radio Times
Nov 15, 2018
Almost two hours is much too long for all this. Full Review
Cleveland Press
Nov 15, 2018
Walsh's last film, saddled with an average script and a colourless lead performance from Donahue, but nevertheless emerging as a majestically simple, sweeping cavalry Western, a little reminiscent of Ford in mood and manner. Full Review
Time Out
Nov 15, 2018
Raoul Walsh's direction is generally competent, but the climactic battle strategy is a bit fuzzy. Donahue's range of expression is very slim. Full Review
Variety
Feb 23, 2012
It takes a heap of loafing to make a Western film so dull you even lose interest in watching the horses and the stunt men doing their stuff. Full Review
New York Times
Nov 15, 2018

Description by OLDIES.com:

An Arizona cavalry outpost is disciplined by a new commander in anticipation of an Indian attack. Troy Donahue ("A Summer Place") and Suzanne Pleshette ("The Bob Newhart Show"), who were in real life married at the time, find romance amid the turmoil. Action master Raoul Walsh ("Along The Great Divide," "Captain Horatio Hornblower") completed his directorial career with this reflective Western from the novel by Paul Horgan ("Whitewater").

Product Description:

Troy Donahue stars in this drive-in quality "B"-Western from the Warner Brothers backlot, directed by veteran director Raoul Walsh. Donahue is U.S. Cavalry Lieutenant Matt Hazard, who arrives at Fort Delivery on the Mexican border of Arizona for a new assignment. Kitty Mainwaring (Suzanne Pleshette), the wife of the commanding officer, greets Hazard upon his arrival. The next day, when he takes some of his men outside of the fort to gather wood, Hazard and his men find themselves attacked by Indians. Hazard survives and later saves Kitty from another Indian attack. A terrible storm forces the two to spend a night in a cave as they make their way back to the fort. Meanwhile, the new commander, General Quait (James Gregory), arrives at the fort and takes command -- his first order of business to launch an all-out war on the Indians. He tries to capture the belligerent Indian Chief War Eagle but fails. When Hazard arrives back at the fort, Quait orders Hazard into Mexico to convince War Eagle to surrender. Hazard has War Eagle agree to return with him on the promise that the Indians can have a safe haven at an Arizona reservation. But, on their way back to the fort, they are met by Major Miller (Lane Bradford), who, instead, orders the Indians to be sent to Florida. Hazard and Quaint end up traveling to Washington to try to convince the United States government to reverse their decision against the Indians.

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  • Sales Rank: 12,359
  • UPC: 883316126646
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