Distant Drums is a 1951 American Florida Western film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper. It is set during the Second Seminole War in the 1840s, with Cooper playing an Army captain who destroys a fort held by the Spanish gunrunners then retreats into the Everglades while pursued.
In 1840, U.S. Army General Zachary Taylor sends out naval Lieutenant Tufts and scout Monk to a remote Florida island home, where the reclusive Captain Quincy Wyatt lives with a 5-year-old son.
|keywords||army general everglades fight to the death seminole underwater fight zachary taylor|
|productionCompany||United States Pictures|
|publisher||Paramount Pictures Republic Pictures Warner Bros.|