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Distant Drums (1951)

Jack   C

IMDB    6.2

Tribe(s) : Seminole, Creek

Language :
English, Seminole, Creek


   Set in the 1840s , Gary Cooper plays an Army Captain who leads an expedition to destroy a fort that is being used to supply guns to the Seminoles. The American army has Creek scouts and Captain Wyatt, played by Cooper, had been married to a Creek Indian.

   Future President Zachary Taylor is a character in the movie who was the leader of the American troops in Florida.

   There were a couple of good fight scenes and the shots of the Everglade were great. The plot was pretty weak and the romance was really contrived and out of place.

   It should have been much better