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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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 script writer decided to change the main character's background to tailor it to William Holden. The American Major Ferris was originally an Australian Sergeant in the source novel. See more »

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Sydney Tafler is credited as "Tom, Chief Petty Officer". In fact, his character is Chief Police Officer, a police rank still used in Malaysia. See more »

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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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Criminally Underated
13 September 2002 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

For years I would notice this in television guides rated as one check or one star, right down there with Attack of The Killer Tomatoes. I have often puzzled at who is responsible for this and other way-off subjective ratings I have seen.

This movie was a two star movie just for Freddie Young's photography.

While not up there with The Bridge On The River Kwai, I believe this film is worthy of being rated higher than hundreds I have seen rated with two and three stars.

This film has some fine performances by Susannah York, Capucine, and Tetsuro Tamba, as well as William Holden.

This film has one of the most beautiful opening scenes of any picture I have seen, coupled with the music of Riz Ortolani, which I believe only Freddie Young's gifted artistic photo talents could have accomplished.

The only possible reason for it's low rating that I could think of, was the era it was released, when anti-war sentiments were building towards Viet Nam. At any rate, personal point of views should not affect the grading of art forms, and is a travesty to truth.


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