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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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 (From The Hollywood Interview. 1 March 2011, 12:01 AM, PST)

British Actress Susannah York Dead At 72
 (From CinemaRetro. 15 January 2011, 6:07 PM, PST)

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User Reviews:
Criminally Underated 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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Trivia:
The British High Commissioner of Malaya in 1953 (when the film was set) was General (later Field Marshall) Sir Gerald Templer. The character of Trumphey more closely resembles the next British High Commissioner of Malaya Sir Donald Charles MacGillivray.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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 »
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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34 out of 37 people found the following review useful.
Criminally Underated, 13 September 2002
Author: drdyer from Los Angeles, California

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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