Distant Drums Movie Review Summary

Actors: Gary Cooper, Mari Aldon, Richard Webb, Arthur Hunnicutt

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DISTANT DRUMS is a movie directed by Raoul Walsh in 1951.

Hunted by the bloodthirsty Seminoles who still control the major part of the actual Florida, Capt. Quincy Wyatt and his men are forced to cross the Everglades in order to reach safety. They'll have to walk 150 miles in the swamps with the Seminoles, the snakes and the alligators as enemies.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 60%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20% Time/Era of Movie:    -   16th-19th century Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   hunted by injuns

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   senior military Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast Jungles?    -   Yes Jungles    -   snakes    -   alligators/crocs Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   river

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   eaten    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs If this is a kid's movie...    -   Ages 10-15

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