Cinema: Wimmin of Troy

A Distant Trumpet is a far cry from the grand old westerns of yesterday. Taken from Paul Morgan's engrossing historical novel, which told how U.S. cavalrymen in the 1880s subdued one of the last powerful Apache chiefs, the movie plays down the drama of the great Southwest, plays up three bright young faces from Beverly Hills. All that fuss about redskins seems picayune compared with the plight of Lieut. Troy Donahue. Setting femmes aflutter at Fort Delivery, Ariz., Troy bestrides a flesh-and-blood horse, but his acting is appropriately wooden. He is an animated Ken doll with golden hair, caught between...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!