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The 7th Dawn (1964)

 -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  13 August 1964 (UK)
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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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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »
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Major Ferris
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Candace Trumpey
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Dhana Mercier
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Ng
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Trumphey
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Cavendish
Sydney Tafler ...
Tom, Chief Petty Officer
Maurice Denham ...
Tarlton
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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13 August 1964 (UK)  »

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Because the UK government deemed the script to be prejudicial to British interests, it refused to cooperate. Therefore, all British troops were portrayed by Australian troops who were, at the time, running operations along the Malaysian-Thai border. See more »

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The communist red star insignia on the epaulets of Ng's uniform change size during his escape from Commonwealth troops. 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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