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Another Dawn (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 26 June 1937 (USA)
Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but ... See full summary »

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Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but believes herself incapable of love following the death of her fiancé; some time before. Wister convinces her that he loves her enough to live without her romantic love and that she should marry him. She does so and returns to Dubik with him. There she meets his adjutant, Captain Denny Roark. Roark is a dashing young man who reminds Julia thoroughly of her lost love. Soon she finds she is indeed capable of love, but it is Roark with whom she falls in love, not her husband. As warfare with the local tribes heats up and as Wister gains awareness of the unconsummated romance growing between his wife and best friend, tragedy lurks. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold recycled the love theme from "Another Dawn" for the opening of his 1947 Violin Concerto. See more »

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Julia Ashton Wister: We can't be blamed for what we want, only for what we do.
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A remarkable movie - except for Kay Francis
16 July 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is in many ways a remarkable movie.

Above all, the cinematography, by Tony Gaudio, is stunning. The scenes shot in the desert, with the play of shadows on the sands, and the wind blowing those sands.

The play of light and shadow through the levered blinds in some of the indoor shots.

The breathtaking last scene, when we see Flynn and Frances in profile against a strangely lit sky.

Some really remarkable, and very beautiful cinematography.

Flynn is also good in this picture, very nature, very relaxed.

It's Kay Francis that I just don't understand here. She over-dramatizes everything, which does not work against Flynn's always detached and humorous manner. Olivia de Havilland would have been SO much better in this role. Francis gets top billing - she was a BIG star then - but I honestly do not understand her appeal.

This is really a very fine movie - if you can just ignore Kay Francis.


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