A Distant Trumpet
In 1883, US Cavalry lieutenant Matthew Hazard, newly graduated from West Point, is assigned to isolated Fort Delivery on the Mexican border of Arizona, where he meets commanding officer Teddy Mainwarring's wife Kitty, whom he later rescues from an Indian attack.
- Stars:Troy Donahue, Suzanne Pleshette, Diane McBain, James Gregory, William Reynolds, Claude Akins, Kent Smith, Judson Pratt, Bartlett Robinson, Bobby Bare, Larry Ward, Richard X. Slattery, Mary Patton, Russell Johnson, Lane Bradford,
- Director:Raoul Walsh,
- Writer:John Twist (screenplay), Richard Fielder (adaptation), Albert Beich (adaptation), Paul Horgan (novel)
Lt. Hazard, fresh out of West Point, arrives in Arizona Territory at hot, dusty, Fort Delivery. Appalled by the lax discipline of its troops, he restricts their privileges and subjects them... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
A Distant Trumpet torrent reviews
(ca) wrote: The beauty of the film is hidden in Bobby and Larry's dialogue. They both have a different point of view of women, life, marriage, religion, and their job as professional salesmen. And all these differences affects their way of attracting people to sell their product and their behavior towards each other. And so this story shows an example of what has been going on in the world for over a couple of millennia: hate towards people who think different, hate towards people who believe in God(anti-/athests)... But what makes The Big Kahuna such an entertaining film and at the same time educational? That is the moment when Larry and Bob are arguing about what is good and bad and how they started to get on each others nerves. Phil's roll in the film was as important as the other two. His relaxed and cool attitude towards different-minded people sets a good example of a 'good' person.
(it) wrote: a majority of people have always had fear of mosquitos or just found them plain irritating because of their incessant need to feast on our bloodI'm a part of that majority and this movie makes the concept that much more terrifyingthe movie has a very good opening and the premise is setup quite plainlyjust barely 5 min in and two of the main characters are the first to come across the giant-proportioned insects after a road run-inthis film is a lot funnier than when I first saw it back on the Sci-Fi channel; not really a whole lot of scares going on, the lines and a majority of the effects range from bad to straight-up laughable, not to mention the score is corny as it can get but it's still freakythere's a decent number of good kills these things lay waste tothe budget on this certainly shows but can you blame them?there are some actual well-written characters here which is a nice save and the situation trying to evade these bloodsuckers makes them more likeable than you'd believethis isn't for everyone but creature-horror fanatics' thirst should be quenched
(it) wrote: The story of Dracula has been told and retold so many times that I don't fault anyone for taking liberties with the original story... though very few, if any, film or TV adaptations have been very faithful to Bram Stoker's novel. That being said, this Masterpiece Theater production has Lord Arthur Holmwood (Dan Stevens) seeking help from a bizarre religious blood cult to find him a cure for the syphilis he contracted from his father at birth. Their solution is to bring the mysterious Count Dracula to England (Marc Warren) so Arthur may use his blood to exact a cure. Things obviously go awry as Dracula has his own plans for his stay in London that include Holmwood's wife Lucy (Sophia Miles) and her friend Mina (Stephanie Leonidas). Despite the liberties taken with the story like the whole cult/syphilis thing and having no Renfield but, a slightly off kilter Van Helsing, this production is actually effective and entertaining. Director Bill Eagles gets a lot of atmosphere out of his shots and lighting and is capable of building tension and gives the scenes that need impact the strength they recquire to work. The acting is a mixed bag to a degree. Stevens' Holmwood is a little over the top at times as Tom Burke's Dr. Seward is a bit bland. Marc Warren gives a very creepy performance as Dracula channeling both Klaus Kinski and Malcom McDowell from Clockwork Orange and Sophia Miles is hot as always especially when she turns seductive and thirsty vampiress. Overall this is a decent and somewhat original adaptation that could have used more then it's scant 90 minutes as some scenes go too quick and some characters, like Van Helsing, needed to be fleshed out with more screen time. But, for Dracula and vampire aficianados, it sure beats the Twilight saga.
(it) wrote: I've got some of the bones in my teeth
(mx) wrote: A revisionist take on the swashbuckler that's both very funny and profoundly melancholy. Richard Lester's best film, at least his best of the 1970's.
(mx) wrote: Tor Johnson's always funny. Kelton the Cop's in it for serious Wood-Heads. But, it's not as awesomely bad as "Bride" and "Plan 9."
(fr) wrote: Kids will love it. I left the theater for this one though. Just wasn't my thing I guess.
(ca) wrote: An amusing, whimsical fairy tale that people of all ages can enjoy.
(ca) wrote: Very relatable. Not an amazing movie.
(jp) wrote: 45 Years displays to full effect the great talents of acting legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay. This slow burn of a film is engaging and beautifully handled even if the drama on display ends up being rather slight. A couple in Norfolk are about to celebrate their 45th anniversary when a dark secret from the past pops up and begins to consume them. This is a film about trust, love and forgiveness. It's very subtle even if it doesn't pack a huge wallop.