The Drum (1938)

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During the British Raj, Captain Carruthers works under cover to track smuggled shipments of arms on the restless Northwest Frontier of India. He fears a full-scale rebellion is brewing. To ... See full summary »


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17 February 2011 | TheLittleSongbird
8
| Not Korda's best, but well recommended
The Drum is perhaps a little too short, and the story is slow-moving to start with. However, the story is a great one, and does have some memorable scenes especially the banquet scene which is very tense and the ending which is really quite stirring.

The Drum is also ravishingly photographed, the cinematography is gorgeous and does justice to the splendid costumes and sets. John Greenwood's music is also a nice touch, while the script is good and Zoltan Korda does a fine job directing. The acting is also good enough, Sabu is very beguiling and Roger Livesey is likable and benevolent. For me, Raymond Massey stole the show, he is truly wonderful as the irredeemably swinish villain.

All in all, well recommended, also the political incorrectness actually didn't bother me, but I'd say The Four Feathers is better. 8/10 Bethany Cox

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