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Distant Drums (1951) was a Action - Western Film directed by Raoul Walsh and produced by Milton Sperling.

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Monk: These injuns smell a little gamey, Captain. They rub skunk oil on themselves to keep off bugs and flies.


Capt. Quincy Wyatt: You know, you can't go through life trying to get even. You know, you can't carry a grudge forever.


Capt. Quincy Wyatt: You just didn't didn't come over here to pass the time of day. W-what's troublin' your mind?
Judy Beckett: Well, since you ask, I'm a little curious to know if I'm gonna get out of here alive.
Capt. Quincy Wyatt: Why should you know more than anyone else?
Judy Beckett: Because I've got a lot to do. I've made too many plans for too long a time to have them all end up in a swamp.
Capt. Quincy Wyatt: Well, all I can tell you to ease your mind is that I don't intend to commit suicide.


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Except for Larry Chance, the actors "playing" Seminole Indian warriors were in fact actual Seminoles.
WILHELM SCREAM: This film contains the first known instance of "The Wilhelm Scream" (a sound effect of a man screaming, since used in over 149 other movies). During a scene in which the soldiers are wading through a swamp in the everglades, one of them is bitten and dragged underwater by an alligator. The scream for that character was recorded later. Six short pained screams were recorded in a single take, which was slated "man getting bit by an alligator, and he screams." The fifth scream was used for the soldier - but the 4th, 5th, and 6th screams recorded in the session were also used earlier in the film when three Indians are shot, one after another, during a raid on a fort. Although the "signature" or "classic" screams, takes 4 through 6 on the original recording, are the most recognizable, all of the screams are referred to as "Wilhelm" by those in the sound community. Ben Burtt, sound effects designer on Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, named it "Wilhelm" after the character that let out the scream in The Charge at Feather River. He discovered a file at Warner Bros. for this movie, which contained paperwork that was left over from the picture editor when the film was completed. O
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