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A Distant Trumpet (1964)

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This western, set in the Painted Desert and Red Rocks region of Arizona during 1883, chronicles the exploits of a young lieutenant assigned to a lonely fort. While he is there, an enormous Indian battle erupts. Meanwhile the randy officer finds himself involved with two lovely women. One of them becomes his wife.

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Cast

Troy Donahue
as 2nd Lt. Matthew 'Matt' Hazard
Suzanne Pleshette
as Mrs. Kitty Mainwarring
Diane McBain
as aura Frelief (Quaint's niece)
James Gregory
as Maj. Gen. Alexander Upton Quaint
William Reynolds
as Lt. Theo Mainwaring
Claude Akins
as Seely Jones
Kent Smith
as Secretary of War
Judson Pratt
as Capt. Cedric Gray
Bartlett Robinson
as Maj. Hiram Prescott
Bobby Bare
as Cranshaw
Larry Ward
as Sgt. Kroger
Mary Patton
as Jessica Prescott
Russell Johnson
as Capt. Brinker
Lane Bradford
as Maj. Miller
Guy El Tsosie
as Trooper (uncredited)
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This big-budget pic is unfortunately too much a B film and too average to make for a proper farewell pic for the acclaimed filmmaker.

April 12, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Strongly pro Native American Western, with vivid story telling and visuals: Raoul Walsh's last film.

June 26, 2011 | Full Review…

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