A Distant Trumpet (1964)

117 mins | Western | 1964

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in New Mexico and ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in New Mexico and Arizona. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Stills
Gaffer
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Men's ward
Women's ward
MUSIC
SOUND
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
Hairstyles
Supv hairstylist
PRODUCTION MISC
Scr supv
Military consultant & adv
Prop
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Distant Trumpet by Paul Horgan (New York, 1960).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 27 May 1964
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures
Copyright Date:
30 May 1964
Copyright Number:
LP29439
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
117
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1883 U. S. Cavalry Lieut. Matt Hazard arrives at Fort Delivery on the Mexican border in Arizona to begin a new assignment and is welcomed by Kitty Mainwaring, wife of the acting commanding officer. The next day Hazard and his group are ambushed by Indians when he takes some men out to cut wood, and Hazard later rescues Kitty in a runaway wagon after her party is attacked and her driver and escort killed. A violent storm forces the two to spend the night in a cave. Back at the fort the new commanding officer, General Quait, arrives and launches a full-scale attack against the Indians. He fails to capture Indian Chief War Eagle and sends Hazard into Mexico to try to persuade War Eagle to surrender peacefully. The chief saves Hazard's life at one point and eventually agrees to peace when Hazard promises them an Arizona reservation. On their way back to Arizona, however, the Indians are met by Major Miller, who orders them to Florida. Hazard and Quait go to Washington; Hazard refuses a medal offered him; and he and Quait resign because their commitments to the Indians have not been honored. The government capitulates, and the Indians get their Arizona reservation. Quait and Hazard return to Fort Delivery, and Hazard marries Kitty, whose husband has been ... +


In 1883 U. S. Cavalry Lieut. Matt Hazard arrives at Fort Delivery on the Mexican border in Arizona to begin a new assignment and is welcomed by Kitty Mainwaring, wife of the acting commanding officer. The next day Hazard and his group are ambushed by Indians when he takes some men out to cut wood, and Hazard later rescues Kitty in a runaway wagon after her party is attacked and her driver and escort killed. A violent storm forces the two to spend the night in a cave. Back at the fort the new commanding officer, General Quait, arrives and launches a full-scale attack against the Indians. He fails to capture Indian Chief War Eagle and sends Hazard into Mexico to try to persuade War Eagle to surrender peacefully. The chief saves Hazard's life at one point and eventually agrees to peace when Hazard promises them an Arizona reservation. On their way back to Arizona, however, the Indians are met by Major Miller, who orders them to Florida. Hazard and Quait go to Washington; Hazard refuses a medal offered him; and he and Quait resign because their commitments to the Indians have not been honored. The government capitulates, and the Indians get their Arizona reservation. Quait and Hazard return to Fort Delivery, and Hazard marries Kitty, whose husband has been killed. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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