A Sound of Trumpets
A Sound of Trumpets is a 1964 Australian drama directed by Henri Safran.
|A Sound of Trumpets|
|Directed by||Henri Safran|
|Written by||Donald Bull|
|3 June 1964|
A family want to adopt a refugee boy.
- Nigel Lovell
- Henry Gilbert
- Peter Wagner
- Mark McManus
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."
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 re markably mature performance as the eldest daughter and Ethel Gabriel’s complaining grandmother achieved any semblance of sympathy or credibility."
- "Drama Review: A Sound of trumpets". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 June 1964. p. 11.
- The bulletin, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1880, retrieved 2 April 2019