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Release Date:
8 January 1950 (Japan) See more »
Mikami, a Japanese soldier serving in China, is captured by the Chinese. Although he is able to escape... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Ryô Ikebe ... Mikami

Shirley Yamaguchi ... Harumi (as Yoshiko Yamaguchi)
Eitarô Ozawa ... Adjutant (as Sakae Ozawa)
Hajime Izu ... Oda
Haruo Tanaka ... Noro
Setsuko Wakayama ... Kaoru
Harue Tone ... Yuri

Directed by
Senkichi Taniguchi 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Akira Kurosawa 
Taijirô Tamura  novel "Shunpu den"
Senkichi Taniguchi 

Produced by
Tomoyuki Tanaka .... producer
Original Music by
Fumio Hayasaka 
Cinematography by
Akira Mimura 
Production Design by
Takashi Matsuyama 
Sound Department
Masakazu Kamiya .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Masaki Ônuma .... lighting technician

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Also Known As:
"Akatsuki no dasso" - Japan (original title)
"Morning Escape" - Malaysia (English title)
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116 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Despite collaborating with Senkichi Taniguchi on the original script for 'Desertion at Dawn,' Akira Kurosawa's name was later omitted as co-writer at the beginning of the fourth script in January 1949. This was due to the fact that the script had to be rewritten at least seven times between September 1948 (when it was first submitted to the American CIE censors) and January 1950 when the film was eventually released. During this period Kurosawa began production on his own films and could not continue to contribute after the third script was ordered to be rewritten.See more »
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Referenced in 100 Years of Japanese Cinema (1995) (TV)See more »


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