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Sundown (1941)

 -  War | Drama  -  31 October 1941 (USA)
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Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.

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Zia
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Dewey
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Pallini
Reginald Gardiner ...
Turner
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Abdi Hammud
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Ashburton
Jeni Le Gon ...
Miriami
Emmett Smith ...
Kipsang
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Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mystery woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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War | Drama

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31 October 1941 (USA)  »

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Cuando muere el día  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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In January 1942, United Artists was distributing this film on a double bill with All-American Co-Ed (1941). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Drums Of Africa
25 August 2002 | by (brighton, ma) – See all my reviews

The story is nonsense, and Gene Tierney couldn't act, yet this Henry Hathaway-directed a adventure picture set in North Africa is solid entertainment thanks to Hathaway's no-nonsense handling of the material, Miklos Rozsa's stirring score, and its splendidly chosen largely no-star or near-star cast: Bruce Cabot, George Sanders, Harry Carey, Cedric Hardwicke, Marc Lawrence. Cabot is especially good in the lead, and his work here makes one wonder why he didn't become a bigger name. Walter Wanger produced this one, which was a big hit, and also somewhat of a hybrid, a mix of Korda-and-Sabu style exotica with Nazi intrigue out of Fritz Lang and Hitchcock, with Tierney in the Lamarr-Lamour exotic princess role. Ersatz, and never for a minute convincing, but hard to resist.


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