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Director:
Writers:
Michael Keon (novel)
Karl Tunberg (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 August 1964 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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!
Plot:
Political and personal intrigues surround a group of characters in Malaya, after the close of the Second World War. | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. See more »
NewsDesk:
(4 articles)
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Cast

  (in credits order)

William Holden ... Major Ferris

Susannah York ... Candace Trumpey

Capucine ... Dhana Mercier
Tetsurô Tanba ... Ng

Michael Goodliffe ... Trumphey
Allan Cuthbertson ... Cavendish
Sydney Tafler ... Tom, Chief Petty Officer
Maurice Denham ... Tarlton
Beulah Quo ... Ah Ming
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Allen ... CID Agent (uncredited)
Griffiths Alun ... Sedgwick (uncredited)
Kip Bahadun ... Japanese Prisoner (uncredited)
Ibrahim Bin ... Capt. Chey (uncredited)
Tony Cheng ... Waiter (uncredited)
Noel Chow ... Capt. Kiat (uncredited)
Hew Thian Choy ... Lt. Nelson (uncredited)
Yap Mook Fui ... Lim - Ferris' Servant (uncredited)
David Keith ... Aide (uncredited)
R. William Koh ... Gen. Osaki (uncredited)
James Massong ... Malay Engineer (uncredited)
Tony Price ... Morley (uncredited)
Hugh Robinson ... Judge (uncredited)
Seow ... Chinese Unionist (uncredited)
David Weinman ... Tamil Cyclist (uncredited)
George Zakhariah ... Indian Unionist (uncredited)
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Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
 
Writing credits
Michael Keon (novel "The Durian Tree")

Karl Tunberg (screenplay)

Produced by
John Dark .... associate producer
Karl Tunberg .... co-producer
Charles K. Feldman .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Riz Ortolani 
 
Cinematography by
Freddie Young (photographed by) (as Frederick Young)
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Set Decoration by
Josie MacAvin  (as Jose MacAvin)
 
Makeup Department
John O'Gorman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Morris Aza .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Causey .... assistant director
Harold Haysom .... second unit director
André Smagghe .... second unit director (as Andre Smagghe)
 
Art Department
Harry Arbour .... construction
Tony Rimmington .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Basil Fenton-Smith .... sound
Chris Greenham .... sound editor
Red Law .... sound
Terry Sharratt .... sound
John Brommage .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Cliff Richardson .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
Douglas Webb .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe supervisor
Hylda Gilbert .... costumes
 
Music Department
Riz Ortolani .... conductor
Riz Ortolani .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main titles
Joan Davis .... continuity (as Joan Davies)
Charles K. Feldman .... presenter
John Gilbert .... second unit assistant
 

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Runtime:
123 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The director, Lewis Gilbert, was the brother-in-law of actor Sydney Tafler, who played Tom, CPO.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
Major Ferris:I don't choose my friends according to their color. I even have a few white friends.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Seventh DawnSee more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
great old film, 18 June 2006
Author: kaydon-1 from Australia

This film was made in Malaya in 1963. Because it was to show scenes of burning a malay kampong, the British government refused permission for their troops to take part. Australia was approached and agreed. Myself and about 80 other soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, the royal Australian regiment, who were based at terendak camp, malacca, malaya were selected. We got to meet bill holden and beautiful cupacine the french actress and many other people on the set (directer camera men and so on). it was all very exiting and over 40 years ago. I still have a number of black and white photos taken at various times. by the way when it was released it was called "the year of the dragon" evidently it was thought not a good title for America and changed to the "seventh dawn" when i attend battalion re-unions on the gold coast in queensland, those of us who were in the film still enjoy a good laugh about our parts, but then again the subject was very close to our hearts. it is the only fight against communist terrorist that was a full success, although Vietnam was, only for what the press did at tet.

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