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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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Originally, the film had a different, much longer ending, in which Errol Flynn's character takes the plane out for the impossible mission and dies, allowing the married couple (Ian Hunter and Kay Francis) to be reconciled, thereby also satisfying the Production Code. However, by the time of the preview, Flynn had become such a hot box office property with female moviegoers, the ending was re-shot with Ian Hunter nobly sacrificing himself allowing Flynn to have the fadeout clinch. 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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"The hopes we have for tomorrow die today" -- yeah, it's one of those pictures
5 March 2016 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Fine movie for what it is but 'what it is' won't be to everyone's tastes. Leonard Maltin's Film Guide calls it an adventure story but that's not really accurate. There's very little action in this film. This is a melodrama, a soaper even, as evidenced by the fact it stars Kay Francis. She was one of the queens of the melodrama in the '30s, often torn between two men as she is here. The plot is trite. Francis plays a woman who lost her pilot fiancé in an accident. She meets honorable and all-around-swell-guy Ian Hunter, who quickly falls in love with her and proposes. She marries him despite not being in love with him. Later she meets hotshot pilot Errol Flynn and, well, you can figure the rest. For his part, Flynn is as charming as ever and has good chemistry with Francis. The highlight of the film is the Erich Korngold score, which makes things seem more exciting than they ever really are. A nice production, great actors, and a beautiful score are nothing to dismiss. Still, how much you enjoy this will depend on how much you enjoy romantic melodramas from the 1930s, where everyone stares off at some point and recites a soliloquy like they're in a stage play.


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