A Thunder of Drums
|A Thunder of Drums|
|Directed by||Joseph M. Newman|
|Produced by||Stanley Bass
|Written by||James Warner Bellah|
|Music by||Harry Sukman|
|Cinematography||William W. Spencer|
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|Release dates||September 26, 1961|
|Running time||97 minutes|
1st Lieutenant Curtis McQuade (Hamilton), a cavalry officer without field experience, is assigned to a remote, understaffed post where he attempts to adjust to this new life under the once-disgraced Captain Maddocks (Boone).
Georgia Hamilton made the movie "to avoid the Ivy curse" and play a different kind of role.
Notable cast members
The movie is notable for starring three well-known actors in relatively minor roles. Charles Bronson of Death Wish fame and rock musician Duane Eddy star as troopers, while Richard Chamberlain portrays Lieutenant Porter. Slim Pickens and Arthur O'Connell also had roles.
According to MGM records the film recorded a loss of $42,000.
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- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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- A Thunder of Drums at the TCM Movie Database
- A Thunder of Drums at AllMovie
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- Hamilton, George; Stadiem, William (2008). Don't Mind If I Do. Simon and Schuster. p. 163. ISBN 1-4165-4507-7. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
- Lisanti, Tom (2003). Drive-in dream girls: a galaxy of B-movie starlets of the sixties. McFarland. p. 194. ISBN 0-7864-1575-4. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
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- Weiler, A.H. (September 27, 1961). "A Thunder of Drums Comes to Capitol". The New York Times (The New York Times Company). Retrieved September 24, 2009.
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