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The General Died at Dawn(Movie, 1936)

1h 38min | Genres: Drama, Thriller
The General Died at DawnRating: 3.1/5 (with 66 votes)
The General Died at Dawn is a 1936 American drama film that tells the story of a mercenary who meets a beautiful girl while trying to keep arms from getting to a vicious warlord in war-torn China. The movie was written by Charles G. Booth and Clifford Odets, and directed by Lewis Milestone. It stars Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, Akim Tamiroff, and Dudley Digges. Director Milestone has a cameo role. The movie was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Akim Tamiroff), Best Cinematography, and Best Music, Score. There are several scenes in the film that show startling originality at the time. At one point, the camera focuses on a white door knob, and then dissolves to a white billiard ball to connect disparate scenes. In another ... ()
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Awards & Nominations for The General Died at Dawn

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Cinematography Academy Award for Best Score, Adaptation or Treatment

About The General Died at Dawn

China, 1930s, during the ravaging civil war. General Pen entrusts O'Hara, an intrepid American adventurer, with the mission of providing a large sum of money to Mr. Wu with the task of buying weapons in Shanghai to help end General Yang's tyranny that keeps an entire province under his ruthless iron boot.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: China
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 7 languages: German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/02/1936 (World premiere: 11/17/1936)
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Generalen døde ved daggry"
"Idässä palaa"
"Kínai arany"
"将軍暁に死す"
"Żółty skarb"
"Generalul a murit în zori"
"Generalen dog i gryningen"
"Chinese Gold"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:140997, Added: 03/29/2018, Last updated: 11/24/2021