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Drum Beat (1954)

Not Rated
111 min | Adventure, Western

In 1872, Indian fighter Johnny MacKay is appointed peace commissioner for the California and Oregon territory but he faces tough opposition from the renegade Modocs led by their brutal chief Captain Jack.
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Delmer Daves (screenplay) (story)
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$ 1,100,000
Gross (USA)
$ 3,000,000
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Release date
Nov 10, 1954 (United States)

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Alan Ladd
Johnny MacKay Johnny MacKay   See fewer
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Audrey Dalton
Nancy Meek Nancy Meek   See fewer
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Robert Keith
Bill Satterwhite Bill Satterwhite   See fewer
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Rodolfo Acosta
Scarface Charlie Scarface Charlie   See fewer
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Charles Bronson
Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack Kintpuash, aka Captain Jack   See fewer
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Warner Anderson
Gen. Canby Gen. Canby   See fewer
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Elisha Cook Jr.
Blaine Crackel Blaine Crackel   See fewer
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Richard Gaines
Dr. Thomas Dr. Thomas   See fewer
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Hayden Rorke
President Ulysses S. Grant President Ulysses S. Grant   See fewer
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Frank DeKova
Modoc Jim Modoc Jim   See fewer
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Perry Lopez
Bogus Charlie Bogus Charlie   See fewer
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Isabel Jewell
Lily White Lily White   See fewer
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Peggy Converse
Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant Mrs. Ulysses S. Grant   See fewer
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Pat Lawless
O'Brien O'Brien   See fewer
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Frank Ferguson
Mr. Dyar Mr. Dyar   See fewer
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George J. Lewis
Capt. Alonzo Clark (as George Lewis) Capt. Alonzo Clark (as George Lewis)   See fewer
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Peter Hansen
Lt. Goodsall Lt. Goodsall   See fewer
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Willis Bouchey
Gen. Gilliam Gen. Gilliam   See fewer
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Edgar Stehli
Jesse Grant Jesse Grant   See fewer
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Richard H. Cutting
Col. Meek Col. Meek   See fewer
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Michael Daves
Young Boddy (as Mike Lawrence) Young Boddy (as Mike Lawrence)   See fewer
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Rico Alaniz
Medicine Man (uncredited) Medicine Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jonas Applegarth
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rayford Barnes
Captain Summer (uncredited) Captain Summer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Oliver Blake
Minister (uncredited) Minister (uncredited)   See fewer
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Danny Borzage
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Dee Carroll
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Frank Gerstle
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Richard Hale
General Sherman (uncredited) General Sherman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Singing Soldier (uncredited) Singing Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gene Jackson
Child Street Dancer (uncredited) Child Street Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Maurice Jara
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Grant's Clerk (uncredited) Grant's Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kay E. Kuter
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George Lloyd
Settler (uncredited) Settler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Victor Millan
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Felix Noriego
Indian (uncredited) Indian (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carol Nugent
Nellie Grant (uncredited) Nellie Grant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leonard Penn
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Fairchild (uncredited) Fairchild (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Ross
Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Space
Army Doctor (uncredited) Army Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Veitch
Young Soldier (uncredited) Young Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Boddy (uncredited) William Boddy (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 621 votes