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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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User Reviews:
My Favorite Movie (and Novel) But... See more (19 total) »

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)

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:
At the time this movie was set, Michael Keon, the author of the source novel, was a journalist covering the Chinese Civil War. In 1948, Keon was west of Beijing when he and another journalist came under fire. Erich Wilberg, the other journalist, was killed. It was rumored at the time that the communists intentionally targeted Keon due to some negative reports.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the attack on Ng's jungle camp, the MPLA soldier on the bridge is obviously a mannequin.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 »

FAQ

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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Movie (and Novel) But..., 11 January 2008
Author: brurhe-1 from Kampong Thom, KOC

A British colony in Asia is under attack from terrorists. A suspected terrorist has been captured, tried, and convicted. The sentence is death. The terrorist group kidnaps the British governor's daughter. She will be killed if the execution proceeds. Time is running out. Only her lover, Ferrell, can save her. No mistake. It's Paul Ferrell and he's rescuing Caroline rather than Candace this time. The movie (actually a serial or in the States a miniseries) is "A Place of Execution" from 1953 eight years before "The Durian Tree" was published and eleven years before "The 7th Dawn" was released. Is this a strange coincidence or a reused plot line? Draw your own conclusions.

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