William Holden (Sabrina, Stalag 17) stars as Captain Ferris in this 1965 BAFTA nominated drama. The 7th Dawn follows the aftermath of WWII for an American soldier who led troops in Malaysia during the conflict.
After the war ends, Ferris remains in Malaya and all is going well until it emerges that his old war buddy Ng (Tetsuro Tamba) is working with Communist backed guerrilla forces. The Captain is hesitant about helping the British capture his friend but when the shoe is on the other foot, Ng seems to have no such scruples of his own.
When the Captain’s girlfriend Dhana, played by Capucine (The Pink Panther), is captured and sentenced to death, things change. Ferris has seven days to flush out Ng, if he wants Dhana’s life to be spared…
Directed by Lewis Gilbert (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me) and co-produced by Karl Tunberg, (screenwriter for Ben Hur), the romanticism of The 7th Dawn’s stunning shot-on-location Malaysian setting is breathtakingly captured by three time Oscar winning cinematographer, Freddie Young OBE (Lawrence of Arabia). A beautiful soundtrack composed by twice Oscar nominated composer Riz Ortolani makes for an immersive movie experience.