The 7th Dawn

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A very pale shadow of The Ugly American, attempting to sort out tangled loyalties during the terrorist troubles in Malaya but only succeeding in reducing them to a mess of pottage. Clichés blossom in the wilderness and love, of course, becomes a many-splendoured thing as the cardboard characters react to assorted atrocities and slog through endless jungle, with poor Holden as the planter trying to sort out his politics while getting into sentimental difficulties between an Eurasian (Capucine) and an English rose (York).

By: TM

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Duration: 123 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Lewis Gilbert
Screenwriter: Karl Tunberg
Cast: William Holden
Susannah York
Tetsuro Tamba
Michael Goodliffe
Allan Cuthbertson
Maurice Denham
Sidney Tafler
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