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Another Dawn (1943)

Distinto amanecer (original title)
The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she... See full summary »

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Andrea Palma ...
Julieta
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Octavio
Alberto Galán ...
Ignacio Elizalde
Narciso Busquets ...
Juanito
Beatriz Ramos ...
Ignacio's lover
Paco Fuentes ...
Memo
Octavio Martínez ...
Jorge Ruiz
Felipe Montoya ...
Don Santos
Enrique Uthoff ...
Vidal
Maruja Grifell ...
Ruiz wife
Manuel Arvide ...
Gunman
Lucila Bowling ...
Gloria
Manuel Dondé ...
Gunman
Ana María González ...
Singer at cabaret
Kiko Mendive ...
Singer at cabaret
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The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she descends into the Mexican underworld, where she finds a purpose-and a thrill-missing from her married life. Written by TV

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Good, but not great
27 June 2002 | by (California) – See all my reviews

While Distinto Amanecer has many strong moments, the plot undercuts the movie in several places. The film starts out focusing on the story of a labor organizer who is trying to get ahold of an envelope with key documents in it. He meets a woman who is his old college friend, married to another college friend of his. Instead of merely focusing on the relationship of the three old friends, the film also throws in story lines on the relationship between the woman and her husband and the woman and her younger brother. These story lines only serve to distract from the main plot line.

The film is well shot and Palma and Armendariz act well, although some of the supporting players overact a bit. Worth seeing, certainly, but not an excellent film.


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