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Another Dawn (1943)

Distinto amanecer (original title)
The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she... See full summary »

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Julio Bracho

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Max Aub (play), Julio Bracho | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Andrea Palma ... Julieta
Pedro Armendáriz ... Octavio
Alberto Galán Alberto Galán ... Ignacio Elizalde
Narciso Busquets ... Juanito
Beatriz Ramos Beatriz Ramos ... Ignacio's lover
Paco Fuentes Paco Fuentes ... Memo
Octavio Martínez Octavio Martínez ... Jorge Ruiz
Felipe Montoya Felipe Montoya ... Don Santos
Enrique Uthoff Enrique Uthoff ... Vidal
Maruja Grifell Maruja Grifell ... Ruiz wife
Manuel Arvide Manuel Arvide ... Gunman
Lucila Bowling Lucila Bowling ... Gloria
Manuel Dondé ... Gunman
Ana María González Ana María González ... Singer at cabaret
Kiko Mendive Kiko Mendive ... Singer at cabaret
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The disaffected wife of a failed civil servant, is thrilled to re-encounter Octavio, a former lover who is now a union activist on the run from a corrupt politician. Hoping to help him, she descends into the Mexican underworld, where she finds a purpose-and a thrill-missing from her married life. Written by TV

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

9 June 1944 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Another Dawn See more »

Filming Locations:

Mexico

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Films Mundiales See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

Cada noche un amor
Written by Agustín Lara
Performed by Ana María González
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Good, but not great
27 June 2002 | by osundSee all my reviews

While Distinto Amanecer has many strong moments, the plot undercuts the movie in several places. The film starts out focusing on the story of a labor organizer who is trying to get ahold of an envelope with key documents in it. He meets a woman who is his old college friend, married to another college friend of his. Instead of merely focusing on the relationship of the three old friends, the film also throws in story lines on the relationship between the woman and her husband and the woman and her younger brother. These story lines only serve to distract from the main plot line.

The film is well shot and Palma and Armendariz act well, although some of the supporting players overact a bit. Worth seeing, certainly, but not an excellent film.


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