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Dawn (1928)

 -  Drama | War  -  1 March 1928 (UK)
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A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ada Bodart ...
Herself (as Madame Ada Bodart)
Gordon Craig ...
Philippe Bodart
Marie Ault ...
Mme. Rappard
Mickey Brantford ...
Jacques Rappard
Mary Brough ...
Mme. Pitou
Richard Worth ...
Jean Pitou - Bargekeeper
Colin Bell ...
Dacia Deane ...
Mme. Deveaux's Daughter
Cecil Barry ...
Col. Schultz
Frank Perfitt ...
Gen. von Zauberzweig
Haddon Mason ...
German A.P.M.
Maurice Braddell ...
British Airman
Edward O'Neill ...
Lutheran Priest
Griffith Humphreys ...
President of the Court Martial


A nurse helps 210 men escape to England before the Germans catch and execute her.

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"I must have no Hatred or Bitterness Towards Anyone" - Edith Cavell (original one-sheet poster) See more »


Drama | War





Release Date:

1 March 1928 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Enfermeira Mártir  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A copy of this film survives at the British Film Institute. See more »


Version of Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) See more »

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23 April 2003 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The notorious case of the English nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed by the German invaders of Belgium during the First World War, because she helped retreating allied soldiers to evade capture, was the basis for this film, which was (incredibly) banned in Britain.

As a viewing of the film seems unlikely to all but a privileged minority of archival professionals, the original 'Book-of-the-film' may still be obtained from second-hand booksellers to give some idea of its approach to the subject. It is:

Dawn / by Reginald Berkeley. - London : The London Book Co., 1928] - The Novel Library.

This novelization of the film is 240 pages in length, and includes 8 production stills.

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