Another Dawn (1937)

70 or 73 mins | Drama, Romance | 26 June 1937

Director:

William Dieterle

Cinematographer:

Tony Gaudio

Editor:

Ralph Dawson

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's pre-release title was Caesar's Wife . Screenwriter Laird Doyle died in an airplane accident shortly before the film's release. According to a news item in FD , Bette Davis was originally supposed to have the role of "Julia." Modern sources note that the film was shot on location in the Yuma desert between California and ... More Less

The film's pre-release title was Caesar's Wife . Screenwriter Laird Doyle died in an airplane accident shortly before the film's release. According to a news item in FD , Bette Davis was originally supposed to have the role of "Julia." Modern sources note that the film was shot on location in the Yuma desert between California and Arizona. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
1 Apr 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
22 May 36
p. 3, 8
Film Daily
18 Jun 37
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Mar 37
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
1 Apr 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
2 Apr 37
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
6 Mar 37
pp. 16-17.
Motion Picture Herald
10 Apr 37
p. 66.
MPSI
Jan 37
p. 22.
New York Times
18 Jun 37
p. 12.
Variety
23 Jun 37
p. 12
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Assoc prod
WRITER
Orig story and screenplay
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
Men's wardrobe
Women's wardrobe
VISUAL EFFECTS
MAKEUP
Makeup
PRODUCTION MISC
Tech adv
Unit mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Caesar's Wife by W. Somerset Maugham (London, 1922).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Caesar's Wife
Release Date:
26 June 1937
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 April 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7191
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70 or 73
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2754
SYNOPSIS

British Colonel John Wister, on leave from his post in the Sahara, meets and falls in love with a beautiful American named Julia Ashton. Julia agrees to marry him, but cautions that she can never love him because her heart belongs to her former fiancé, an aviator who died tragically in a plane accident. 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 but successfully hides her heartbreak over his marriage. Within a few weeks, Denny's charm, so reminiscent of Julia's lost love, captures her heart, and after realizing that they are in love, Denny decides to transfer to another garrison. John discovers that Julia has fallen in love with Denny, and although he would give her her freedom, he knows that she is too decent to leave him. Fate presents a solution when circumstances dictate that one of the two men must fly a fatal bombing mission. Although Denny wins a coin toss, at dawn, while Grace and Denny are saying their last goodbyes, John flies off to certain death, sacrificing his life so that Julia and Denny can be ... +


British Colonel John Wister, on leave from his post in the Sahara, meets and falls in love with a beautiful American named Julia Ashton. Julia agrees to marry him, but cautions that she can never love him because her heart belongs to her former fiancé, an aviator who died tragically in a plane accident. 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 but successfully hides her heartbreak over his marriage. Within a few weeks, Denny's charm, so reminiscent of Julia's lost love, captures her heart, and after realizing that they are in love, Denny decides to transfer to another garrison. John discovers that Julia has fallen in love with Denny, and although he would give her her freedom, he knows that she is too decent to leave him. Fate presents a solution when circumstances dictate that one of the two men must fly a fatal bombing mission. Although Denny wins a coin toss, at dawn, while Grace and Denny are saying their last goodbyes, John flies off to certain death, sacrificing his life so that Julia and Denny can be together. +

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