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The White Dawn ()


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In 1896, three survivors of a whaling ship-wreck in the Canadian Arctic are saved and adopted by an Eskimo tribe but frictions arise when the three start misbehaving.

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Billy
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Daggett
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Portagee (as Lou Gossett)
Joanasie Salamonie ...
Kangiak
Simonie Kopapik ...
Sarkak
Pilitak ...
Neevee
Sagiaktok ...
Shaman
Munamee Sako ...
Sowaiapik
Pitseolai Kili ...
Sowaiapik's Wife
Meetook Mallee ...
Ikuma
Seemee Nookiguak ...
Avinga
Sakkeassie ...
Dirty Boy
Akshooyooliak ...
Old Mother
Nilak Butler ...
Pance
Oolipika Joamie ...
Mia
Higa Ipeelie ...
Evaloo
Jacob Partridge ...
Archer
Ashoona Kilabuck ...
Shartok
Namonai Ashoona ...
Nowya
Aupalotak Simonee ...
Hunter
Atcheelak ...
Hunter

Directed by

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Philip Kaufman ... (directed by)

Written by

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James Houston ... (based on the novel by)
 
James Houston ... (screenplay by) and
Thomas Rickman ... (screenplay by)
 
Martin Ransohoff ... (adaptation by)

Produced by

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Don Guest ... associate producer
James Houston ... associate producer
Martin Ransohoff ... producer

Music by

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Henry Mancini

Cinematography by

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Michael Chapman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Douglas Stewart

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Harvey Stambler ... assistant film editor

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Caro Jones

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Jon Anderson ... assistant director (as Jon Andersen)
Tony Lucibello ... second assistant director

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William Maldonado ... construction coordinator (uncredited)

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Pete Horner ... re-recording mixer: 5.1 Remaster
James J. Klinger ... sound effects editor
Richard Lightstone ... sound mixer

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Henry Millar Jr. ... special effects (as Henry E. Millar Jr.)

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Craig R. Baxley ... stunt double: Timothy Bottoms (uncredited)
Paul Baxley ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mickey Gilbert ... stunts (uncredited)
Fred Scheiwiller ... stunts (uncredited)
Richard Washington ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Waters ... stunts (uncredited)

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Kenneth Post ... camera operator
Tim Griffith ... chief lighting director (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Marcel Carpenter ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Don Carmody ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Henry Mancini ... conductor (uncredited)
Emil Richards ... musician: percussion (uncredited)

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John Houston ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

In 1896, three whalers are stranded in the Arctic North Canada and seek refuge with an Eskimo tribe. Gradually, they gain control with the Eskimo village and introduce gambling, booze, theft, and their special variation of sex. In the beginning, the Eskimos accept it, but slowly the cultural tension starts growing. Written by Frank Christensen

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Also Known As
  • El amanecer blanco (Spain)
  • Zorii albi (Romania)
  • Бялата зора (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Белый рассвет (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Die weiße Dämmerung (West Germany)
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  • 110 min
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Budget $1,700,000 (estimated)

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Trivia According to producer Irwin Winkler, this movie was the main factor in his decision to invite director Philip Kaufman to direct The Right Stuff (1983). Portions of Henry Mancini's score for this film can be heard in the later film. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Realizing 'the Right Stuff' (2003). See more »

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