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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 ...
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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The Seventh Dawn  »

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The parachute troops attacking Ng's camp are 22 SAS Regiment. The Parachute Regiment only sent volunteers to Malaya that would later form The Parachute Regiment Squadron of 22 SAS Regiment. See more »

Goofs

During the battle scene, Ferris spots Ng and Candace running away in the distance through his binoculars. They drop to the ground with their backs toward him as a mortar explodes. Then Ferris looks again in a completely different direction to his right and the pair suddenly appear much closer, facing toward him as they get up. 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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30 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I agree with most posts. I think this was an underrated film, surprisingly hard to find. It was quite critical of the British elements of counter terrorism. It seemed a little simplistic, but it told a story not usually found in most movies. I think that it was a good, balanced viewpoint of colonialism, terrorism as well as romance. This would be an intriguing remake, if today's times were a little different. Today's culture is far into the anti-terrorist mode to understand the psychology of insurgency. Vietnam was much more complex, with the S.Vietnamese bureaucracy betraying themselves and China masterminding the NVA for its own purposes. William Holden played the naive, if somewhat self-important voice of reason. He played the angle from his side, and was critical of the British viewpoint. The "loyalty" aspect was quite intriguing and prevalent throughout most of the film, and he distinguished that element again in the Wild Bunch. This was a pretty good movie.


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