Another Dawn

Another Dawn

Kay Francis
Director: William Dieterle Cast: Kay Francis
Kay Francis
, Errol Flynn
Errol Flynn
, Ian Hunter
Ian Hunter
William Dieterle


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The title of this Errol Flynn vehicle sprang from an "inside" joke at Warner Bros. Whenever the studio depicted a marquee or poster of a fictional film in one of their productions, the film's title was inevitably Another Dawn. When time came to shoot this Flynn epic, the studio, stuck for a title, opted for Another Dawn -- and had to cast about for another phony film title whenever the necessity arose. An unabashed soap opera, the film casts Flynn as Captain Denny Roark, a British army officer stationed in a remote Sahara outpost. Against his better judgement, Roark falls in love with Julia (Kay Francis), the wife of his commanding officer Colonel Wister (Ian Hunter). Wister knows what's going on, but he is too much the gentleman to interfere, just as Roark is too much the gentleman to demand that the Colonel grant Julia a divorce. Wister finally does the honorable thing by volunteering for a suicide mission, allowing Roark and Julia to continue their romance unencumbered. About the only distinguishing aspect in this dreary exercise in restraint is the lush Erich Wolfgang Korngold musical score.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/01/2014
UPC: 0888574057046
Original Release: 1937
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:13:00
Sales rank: 40,957

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kay Francis Julia Ashton
Errol Flynn Capt. Denny Roark
Ian Hunter Col. Wister
Frieda Inescort Grace Roark
Herbert Mundin Wilkins
G.P. Huntley Lord Alden
Billy Bevan Hawkins
Clyde Cook Sgt. Murphy
Richard Powell Henderson
Kenneth Hunter Sir Charles Benton
Mary Forbes Mrs. Benton
Eily Malyon Mrs. Farnold
Charles Austin Yeoman
David Clyde Campbell
Martin Garralaga Ali
Sam Harris Guest
Charles Irwin Kelly
Leonard Mudie Doctor
Jack Richardson Lang
Reginald Sheffield Wireless Operator
Yorke Sherwood Station Master
Will Stanton John's Caddy
Spencer Teakle Fromby
Joseph R. Tozer Butler
Clare Verdera Innkeeper
Ben Welden Victor Romkoff
Tyrone Brereton Soldier

Technical Credits
William Dieterle Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
Ralph Dawson Editor
Laird Doyle Screenwriter
Hugo W. Friedhofer Musical Direction/Supervision
Tony Gaudio Cinematographer
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Michael Kidd Choreography
Erich Wolfgang Korngold Score Composer
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Milan Roder Musical Direction/Supervision
Hal B. Wallis Producer

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