Drum Beat (1954)

Drum Beat




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Though heavily advertised as Delmar Daves' Drum Beat, this film owed its existence to producer-star Alan Ladd. The star is cast as a veteran Indian fighter Johnny MacKay, who because of his close relationship with the Medoc tribe is sent out to negotiate a peace treaty. Once he has arrived in Medoc territory, Johnny (Ladd) must contend with the misspent emotions of his childhood sweetheart Toby (Marisa Pavan), the sister of Indian chief Manok (Anthony Caruso). Jealous over Johnny's relationship … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Western
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Written By: Delmer Daves
Warner Bros.


as Johnny MacKay

as Nancy Meek

as Capt. Jack

as Bill Satterwhite

as Scarface Charlie

as Scarface Charlie

as Gen. Canby

as Dr. Thomas

as Jesse Grant

as President Ulysses Si...

as Modoc Jim

as Bogus Charlie

as Gen. Gilliam

as Lt. Goodsall

as Lt. Goodsall

as Capt. Alonzo Clark

as Lily White

as Mr. Dyar

as Mrs. Grant

as O'Brien

as William Brody

as Col. Meek
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Ladd cuts a fine Western figure.

Full Review… | July 14, 2007
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