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Drums in the Deep South
     

Drums in the Deep South

Director: William Cameron Menzies

Cast: James Craig, Barbara Payton, Guy Madison

 

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Directed by former set designer William Cameron Menzies, this minor Civil War effort from low-budget producers King Brothers stars James Craig and Guy Madison as former West Point roommates now on opposing sides in the war between the states. Assigned to delay General Sherman's march toward Atlanta, Major Clay Clayborn (Craig) and 20 rebel volunteers take position on

Overview

Directed by former set designer William Cameron Menzies, this minor Civil War effort from low-budget producers King Brothers stars James Craig and Guy Madison as former West Point roommates now on opposing sides in the war between the states. Assigned to delay General Sherman's march toward Atlanta, Major Clay Clayborn (Craig) and 20 rebel volunteers take position on top of Devil Mountain where they proceed to bombard Union supply trains, at first almost unimpeded. Unaware that his best friend is leading the rebels, Union major Will Denning (Madison) prepares to blow up the entire mountain but Clay's former fiancé, Kathy Summers (Barbara Payton), manages to persuade him to cease fire while she negotiates a deal. Filmed in inexpensive Super Cine Color, Drums in the Deep South was produced independently and awarded an RKO release.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/15/2003
UPC:
0089218415295
Original Release:
1951
Rating:
NR
Source:
Alpha Video
Sales rank:
65,029

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Craig Clay
Barbara Payton Kathy
Guy Madison Will Denning
Barton MacLane McCardle
Robert Osterloh Harper
Tom Fadden Purdy
Robert Easton Jerry
Louis Jean Heydt Col. House
Craig Stevens Braxton Summers
Taylor Holmes Albert Monroe
Lewis Martin Gen. Johnston
Peter Brocco Union Corporal
Dan White Cpl. Jennings

Technical Credits
William Cameron Menzies Director,Production Designer
Jack Cosgrove Special Effects
Sidney Harmon Screenwriter
Victor Heerman Editor
Frank King Producer
Maurice King Producer
Lionel Lindon Cinematographer
F. Paul Sylos Art Director
Dimitri Tiomkin Score Composer
Philip Yordan Screenwriter

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Chapter 1 [15:33]
2. Chapter 2 [11:08]
3. Chapter 3 [13:41]
4. Chapter 4 [17:04]
5. Chapter 5 [14:00]
6. Chapter 6 [14:25]

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