Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Another Dawn (1937) adventure/ romance/ drama. Director: William Dieterle. Cast: Kay Frances and Earl Flynn.

British Colonel John Wister, on leave from his post in the Sahara, falls in love with Julia Ashton. Julia agrees to marry him, but warns him that she can never love him because she is still in love with her fiance, an aviator who died tragically. John and Julia marry and return to Dikut, where Julia meets John's best friend, Capt. Denny Roark, and Denny's sister Grace, who is in love with John. Over a short period of time Denny, reminds Julia of her lost fiance. After realizing that they are in love, Denny, thinks it is best for the three of them that he transfers over to another garrison. John learns that Julia has fallen in love with Denny, and although he would give her her freedom, he knows that she would not leave him. As warfare with the local tribes heats up. Fate presents a solution when one of the two men must fly a fatal bombing mission.

Who will be flying the plane at dawn?

I saw this movie for the first time.. I thought it was a wonderful soap opera. Earl Flynn, was wonderful as always. I really do not know much about Kay Frances films..But.. thought she also gave a wonderful performance.


Another Dawn, is based on a Somerset Maugham storyline (The Ambassador's wife) and that it uses the British Empire as an exotic backdrop for the story.

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