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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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Candace Trumpey
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Dhana Mercier
Tetsurô Tanba ...
Ng
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Trumphey
Allan Cuthbertson ...
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Sydney Tafler ...
Tom, Chief Petty Officer
Maurice Denham ...
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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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The Seventh Dawn  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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Trivia

Michael Keon, author of "The Durian Tree" on which "The 7th Dawn" is based, was a journalist working as Australian Press Attaché in China during the Communist revolution. During that time, it was rumored that he operated as a spy for Western intelligence. See more »

Goofs

The MPAJA was ninety nine percent ethnic Chinese, yet, during the surrender ceremony scene almost all of Ng's troops are Malay. See more »

Quotes

Ng: Even magic cannot protect you against stupidity.
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The Seventh Dawn
Music by Riz Ortolani
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Underrated for sure!
4 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie deserves a better rating,that's for sure.Capucine's character is arguably the stand-out as she portrays an uncompromising proud pure heroin,à la Joan of Arc,with dignity and grandeur.Her last scene particularly impresses as the cinematography does.Lewis Gilbert is not a seventh art genius but he avoids pathos and melodrama by using ellipsis :Holden and York are still in the jungle,desperately trying to arrive before it's too late and abruptly,the story takes us forward,several days after they returned.

That said,York's character in not really credible,and Tamba's part is too cardboard when it demanded an ambiguous, in depth psychology.But interest is sustained till the end and I think the movie should be restored to favor.


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