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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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Storyline

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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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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Trivia

Erich Wolfgang Korngold composed a title song for the film, with lyrics by Al Dubin, to be sung during the party scene, attended by Errol Flynn and Kay Francis. This was dropped but the music of the song is heard in an instrumental version. See more »

Quotes

Julia Ashton: You know, although we're ashamed of it, every honest woman knows that her life has but one love. And, however long it lasts, its hers forever.
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Desert Triangle
16 January 2018 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

While on leave from his desert post somewhere in The Empire, Col. Wister (Ian Hunter) meets an American widow (Kay Francis), falls in love and marries her. He brings her back to his desert outpost, which has been overseen in his absence by Capt. Roark (Errol Flynn). She takes one look at Flynn, and you can probably write the rest. And Col. Wister is a noble, stiff-upper-lip representation of the British Lion (they're good sports).

There is no new ground broken in "Another Dawn", it's all been done before. The 3 principals acquit themselves very well and add some polish to a familiar theme. The picture is held together by Hunter and Francis, with Flynn tagging along as eye candy. Good but not spectacularly so, it is a harmless way to pass 75 minutes.

****** 6 of 10


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