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Another Dawn (1937)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 26 June 1937 (USA)
Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but ... See full summary »

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Laird Doyle (story), Laird Doyle (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Julia Ashton Wister
Errol Flynn ... Capt. Denny Roark
Ian Hunter ... Col John Wister
Frieda Inescort ... Grace Roark
Herbert Mundin ... Wilkins - Wister's Orderly
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Lord Alden (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Billy Bevan ... Pvt. Hawkins
Clyde Cook ... Sgt. Murphy
Richard Powell Richard Powell ... Pvt. Henderson
Kenneth Hunter Kenneth Hunter ... Sir Chas. Benton
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Lydia Benton
Eily Malyon ... Mrs. Farnold
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alec Harford Alec Harford ... Steward (scenes deleted)
Milton Kibbee ... (scenes deleted)
George Regas ... Sheik Achaben (scenes deleted)
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Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for him but believes herself incapable of love following the death of her fiancé; some time before. Wister convinces her that he loves her enough to live without her romantic love and that she should marry him. She does so and returns to Dubik with him. There she meets his adjutant, Captain Denny Roark. Roark is a dashing young man who reminds Julia thoroughly of her lost love. Soon she finds she is indeed capable of love, but it is Roark with whom she falls in love, not her husband. As warfare with the local tribes heats up and as Wister gains awareness of the unconsummated romance growing between his wife and best friend, tragedy lurks. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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LIPS ON LIPS with a thrill of love you'll never forget The screen's perfect love match (Print Ad-Norwalk Hour, ((Norwalk, Conn.)) 2 July 1937)


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Trivia

Erich Wolfgang Korngold recycled the love theme from this film for the opening of his 1947 Violin Concerto. See more »

Quotes

Julia Ashton Wister: We can't be blamed for what we want, only for what we do.
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Those thrilling days of yesteryear
22 June 2001 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

On the positive side, the makers of this film did leave over a few cliches for someone else. And it is entirely possible that when this picture was made the story elements had been used only dozens, rather than hundreds, of times before. But while numerous movies more than fifty years old have held up very well, this is one that has become an unintentional parody of itself.

The romantic femme fatale, mourning a lost love of her youth, and convinced she can never love again; the dashing, devil-may-care adventurer, certain that no one female could ever hold him; the middle-aged paragon of duty, service and principle, asking only to be allowed to worship that desirable woman, expecting not love, but merely loyalty, in return; the coward scorned by his mates, living for nothing but a chance to redeem himself. And much more, including British colonials, devious Arab chieftains, the burning desert, a suicide mission, memorable dying words, and of course, a young, spectacularly handsome Errol Flynn.

They don't make them like this anymore.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La tornade See more »

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Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono (Vitaphone)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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