A Thunder of Drums

A Thunder of Drums

Richard Boone
Director: Joseph Newman Cast: Richard Boone
Richard Boone
, George Hamilton
George Hamilton
, Luana Patten
Luana Patten
Joseph Newman


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In this western, an idealistic and naive rookie cavalry officer is assigned to work with a cruel captain. He immediately gets on the crabby captain's bad side by trying to restart an affair with his ex-sweetheart. The woman is engaged to another who ends up getting killed by the Indians. This rookie, blaming himself for distracting the slain officer with his overtures to the officer's fiance, volunteers to act as a decoy to lure the renegade Apaches into a trap. It works, but many soldiers die. After the skirmish, the rookie has become a seasoned officer prepared to take his duties seriously. Back at the fort, he bids farewell to the woman as she begins her long journey back east.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/28/2010
UPC: 0883316259580
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:37:00
Sales rank: 22,340

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Boone Capt. Stephen Maddocks
George Hamilton Lt. Curtis McQuade
Luana Patten Tracey Hamilton
Arthur O'Connell Sgt. Rodermill
Charles Bronson Trooper Hanna
Richard Chamberlain Lt. Porter
Duane Eddy Trooper Eddy
James Douglas Lt. Gresham
Tammy Marihugh Laurie
Carole Wells Camden Yates
Slim Pickens Trooper Erschick
Clem Harvey Trooper Denton
Casey Tibbs Trooper Baker
Irene Tedrow Mrs. Scarborough
Marjorie Bennett Mrs. Yates
J. Edward McKinley Capt. Alan Scarborough

Technical Credits
Joseph Newman Director
James Warner Bellah Screenwriter
George W. Davis Art Director
Robert Enders Producer
Henry W. Grace Set Decoration/Design
Kitty Mager Costumes/Costume Designer
Jack Mills Set Decoration/Design
Gabriel Scognamillo Art Director
William W. Spencer Cinematographer
Harry Sukman Score Composer
Ferris Webster Editor

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