A Sound of Trumpets

A Sound of Trumpets is a 1964 Australian drama directed by Henri Safran.[1]

A Sound of Trumpets
Directed byHenri Safran
Written byDonald Bull
Distributed byABC
Release date
3 June 1964 (Sydney)
Running time
60 mins
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish

PremiseEdit

A family want to adopt a refugee boy.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

The Sydney Morning Herald criticised the "excessive detail" and called it "dour, plodding, earnest" but said it "explored its chosen situation thoroughly enough to illuminate not so much a social problem as the complex interdependence of ordinary family life."[2]

The Bulletin said "this banal story, of an insufferable do-gooder and his equally insufferable family of long-suffering stereotypes faced with practising what they preach in the adoption of a refugee boy, rubbed its second-hand humanity in the audience's face with all the subtlety of Sonny Liston wielding a nine-pound hammer. Only Janice Dinnen’s remarkably mature performance as the eldest daughter and Ethel Gabriel’s complaining grandmother achieved any semblance of sympathy or credibility."[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Vagg, Stephen (18 February 2019). "60 Australian TV Plays of the 1950s & '60s". Filmink.
  2. ^ "Drama Review: A Sound of trumpets". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 June 1964. p. 11.
  3. ^ Daniels, William (13 June 1964). "TELEVISION Royal Barge". The Bulletin. p. 48.

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