In November 1941, American news photographer Johnny 'Bugsy' Williams manages to escape from the Japanese and finds himself back in Burma where he meets the beautiful Miss Haoli Young. ... See full summary »
Highly fictionalized early history of Canada. Trapper/explorer Radisson imagines an empire around Hudson's Bay. He befriends the Indians, fights the French, and convinces King Charles II to sponsor an expedition of conquest.
Susan Miller works behind the girdle counter in a department store and dreams about the beautiful clothes and glamour she can never hope to have. Enter May Worthington and Warren, a pair of... See full summary »
At the end of the Civil War, Southern beauty Belle Shirley, indignant at the way Yankees treat the Southerners, marries Confederate guerrilla leader Sam Starr and continues to raid Union towns, becoming a symbol of Southern resistance.
In Panama, Maggie King meets soldier Skid Johnson on his last day in the army and reluctantly agrees to a date to celebrate. The two become involved in a nightclub brawl which causes Maggie... See full summary »
A young woman, Poppy, out for excitement in Shanghai, enters a gambling house owned by "Mother" Gin Sling, a dragon-lady who worked herself up from poverty to buy the casino. Sir Guy ... See full summary »
Coombe (George Sanders) arrives in a Stinson Model A, a type of aircraft which probably never went anywhere near Kenya. See more »
When Kipsang is being buried, the soldiers are ordered to reverse their rifles (pointing down to the ground as a sign of respect). However when the coffin is being lowered into the ground the soldiers' rifles are resting in their shoulders in the usual position. No order was given to change the position of the rifles and probably would not have been given until after the coffin was lowered. See more »
George Sanders, Bruce Cabot, Harry Carey, Reginald Gardner and Gene Tierney star in "Sundown," a 1941 film.
"Sundown" takes place in East Africa during World War II, but before the U.S. entered the conflict. The British, seeking to control the African colonies, find out that the Czechs are smuggling in guns to one of the tribes. An Arab merchant's daughter (Tierney) pretends to side with the German element in order to get at the truth.
I have no idea why this film is on DVD except to show the ravishingly beautiful Gene Tierney. And ravishingly beautiful she was - her looks are the best thing about this film. The film itself is boring, and the script not very good. None of the characters are really fleshed out well enough so that we care about them, with the possible exception of the Italian prisoner of war, Pallini, played by Joseph Calleia. Director Henry Hathaway manages to build some excitement into the final battle scenes.
Historically, the movie is interesting, with the U.S. filmmakers taking the side of the British here. Their control in Africa wouldn't always be so appreciated.
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