No Drums, No Bugles

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Virtually a solo piece for Sheen, as the legendary Ashby Gatrell, sitting out the Civil War in a Virginia cave. Surprisingly watchable for what boils down to a long interior monologue, and retrospectively resonant as one of Sheen's trio of key military portraits: his pacifist here shading into his deserter in The Execution of Private Slovik and his uncomprehending Willard in Apocalypse Now. Sheen and Ware later reunited on the telemovie Story of Pretty Boy Floyd.

Release details

Duration: 85 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Clyde Ware
Screenwriter: Clyde Ware
Cast: Martin Sheen
Davey Davison
Rod McCary
Denine Terry
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