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

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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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According to Bob Thomas's biography "Golden Boy: The Untold Story of William Holden", Holden considered retiring from acting right before agreeing to do this film. See more »

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Trumphey claims Dhana was arrested by the Military Police (Redcaps) when in the previous scene she was actually arrested by the civil police. 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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Unheralded but classic period piece & morality play
21 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

This is one of those films that goes unnoticed for some reason, despite having an excellent story, superb cast and breathtaking scenery.

Although it is "entertainment", art does imitate life and we see the brutal reality of how a dedicated (and duped) Marxist revolutionary lets deep, committed friendships fall to the wayside, in fact uses those very friendships, to further his political cause.

The film came out about the time the war in Vietnam became an American War and this may be the reason it did not do as well as it should have at the box office.

A young Suzanna York is stunning; Capucine is the classic beauty she remained until her untimely, and sad, suicide in 1987. Bill Holden was the perennial Bill Holden. The Asian commie rat was a typical Asian commie rat. Those guys still don't have a clue. China will eventually fall not from within but from without-they can't keep the internet out and once its citizens see the real world out there, communism is finished.

Well worth watching whenever you can catch it.


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