Distant Drums
Distant Drums (1951)

Set during the mid-19th century, an Army captain (Gary Cooper) is assigned to lead a strike force against a gun-smuggling gang, which has capitalized on the 1840 Seminole Indian War. Instead of capturing the crooks, the division gets caught… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 29, 1951
DVD Release Date: May 11, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Might not be top notch Walsh but is still enjoyable.

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Emanuel Levy

Though not one of director Raoul Walsh's or star Gary Cooper's best actioners, the movie has some good moments due to visual style and on-location shooting.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Dubious war film, mixed with interesting jungle adventure from director Raoul Walsh.

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Kevin M. Williams
The Coop battles bad Native Americans (the Seminoles) who're patriotically fighting for their land, their culture, their very survival against the usual… More