Suez

The story of the building of the Suez canal, this highlights both Dwan's virtues and his flaws. The action/catastrophe sequences are marvellously assured without ever going over the top, as is the handling of the human drama. However, in contrast to directors like Walsh, Vidor and Anthony Mann, who use dramatic action to exteriorise the inner tensions of their characters, Dwan - who is concerned with the modest virtues of honesty and fairness - is unable, indeed unwilling, to so combine both strands of his story. Accordingly, Suez is a series of incidents unconnected by dramatic urgency; Dwan, quite simply, is unconcerned with the building of the canal.

Release details

Duration: 104 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Allan Dwan
Screenwriter: Philip Dunne, Julien Josephson
Cast: Tyrone Power
Loretta Young
Annabella
Henry Stephenson
Joseph Schildkraut
J Edward Bromberg
George Zucco
Nigel Bruce
Sig Ruman
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