A Sound of Trumpets

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

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

Premise

A family want to adopt a refugee boy.

Cast

Reception

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."[1]

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."[2]

See also

References

  1. "Drama Review: A Sound of trumpets". Sydney Morning Herald. 4 June 1964. p. 11.
  2. The bulletin, John Haynes and J.F. Archibald, 1880, retrieved 2 April 2019


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