A Thunder of Drums Poster

Release Date: 1961

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
Stationed in an isolated desert outpost, Lt. Curtis McQuade (George Hamilton), an inexperienced cavalry officer, must adjust to his new spartan life under his surly superior, Capt. Stephen Maddocks (Richard Boone). Tensions between the young soldier and his embittered leader are heightened by their mutual infatuation with the beautiful Tracey Hamilton (Luana Patten). When the troops have to face fierce local Apaches, will Maddocks and McQuade be able to put their differences aside?

Cast: Richard Boone, George Hamilton, Luana Patten, Arthur O'Connell, Charles Bronson, Richard Chamberlain, Duane Eddy, James Douglas

Director: Joseph Newman

Genres: Western

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Rivalry, Soldier, Love, Love triangle, Melodramatic, Tense, Transformation, Competition