Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

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Candace Trumpey
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Dhana Mercier
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Beulah Quo ...
Ah Ming
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Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War.

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A STRANGE LAND SLEEPS LIKE A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN - SO STILL...SO MYSTERIOUS...SO UNTOUCHED- UNTIL THE FIRST LIGHT OF DAWN AWAKENS THE PASSIONS OF MEN AND THE FURIES OF WAR!

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The Seventh Dawn  »

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Contrary to popular belief, this film was not intended as an analogy to the Vietnam War. The source novel was published in 1961, well before the US sent military advisors to South Viet Nam and years before combat troops were sent. See more »

Goofs

During the attack on Ng's jungle camp, an SAS trooper uses a dagger to kill a Communist/Terrorist insurgent. No soldier would use a knife in a gun battle. Silence is not needed and any other SAS troopers firing on the CT might hit the SAS trooper with the knife by accident. See more »

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Major Ferris: I don't choose my friends according to their color. I even have a few white friends.
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The Seventh Dawn
Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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11 February 2004 | by (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) – See all my reviews

Odd, that I don't recall the word 'communist' being uttered throughout this picture. Anyone notice if it was? It was pretty clear from the references and the red stars the Ng and his guerrillas were communists. This is an entertaining film from a jungle war that has been largely forgotten in the shadow of Vietnam. The British spent 12 years eradicating the elements they called "communist terrorists" before Malaysia became independent. Most of their enemies weren't conveniently

uniformed like Ng's forces, but were more like the grenade-tossing chauffeur. The SAS played a key role in suppressing the communists, and the British pretty much wrote the book on how to deal with these sort of insurgencies, lessons the

Americans too often seem to forget (though they slowly seem to be figuring it out in Iraq and Afghanistan). Saw this movie years ago and liked it, liked it more in a recent viewing, in spite of its flaws. Always liked Holden, have a real soft spot for Susannah York - and Capucine was splendid. Some great cars in this movie, too (and a Gloster Meteor, too, I think). And yes, superbly photographed.


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