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The General Died at Dawn (1936)

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General Yang (Akim Tamiroff) is a politically ambitious Chinese bandit who holds the Northern districts in a grip of terror. Yang is opposed by O'Hara (Gary Cooper), an American mercenary who fights on behalf of the peasants. When he is entrusted with a large sum of money to buy guns, O'Hara becomes the target of Yang and his minions. Betrayed by a cowardly Caucasian (Porter Hall), O'Hara nonetheless falls in love with his betrayer's daughter Judy (Madeline Carroll). Yang captures both O'Hara and Judy and spirits them away on his junk, where the General intends to torture O'Hara so as to find out where the money is. A bizarre and gloomy ending caps this atmospheric thriller, adapted from Charles G. Booth's best-selling novel by Clifford Odets--who, along with director Lewis Milestone, novelist John O'Hara and Hollywood columnist Sidney Skolsky, appears as an extra in one scene.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Clifford Odets
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 31, 2005
Runtime:
MCA Universal Home Video

Cast

Madeleine Carroll
as Judy Perrie
Philip Ahn
as Oxford
Lee Tung Foo
as Mr. Chen
Walter Wong
as Bartender
Willie Fung
as Bartender
Hans Fuerberg
as Yang's Military Advi...
Sarah Edwards
as American Couple
Paul Harvey
as American Couple
Harold Tong
as House Boy
Charles Leong
as House Boy
Thomas Chan
as House Boy
Harry Yip
as House Boy
Swan Yee
as House Boy
Kam Tong
as House Boy
Hans Furberg
as Yang's Military Advi...
Barnett Parker
as Englishman
Dudley Lee
as Waiters on Train
Walter Lem
as Waiters on Train
Thomas Lee
as Waiters on Train
George Wong Wah
as Waiters on Train
Tom Ung
as Steward on Train
Taft Jung
as Guard
Jung Kai
as Guard
Chan Suey
as Guard
Loo Loy
as Guard
Quon Gong
as Guard
Wong Fong
as Guard
Leo Abbey
as Guard
Bob Jowe
as Guard
John O'Hara
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The General Died at Dawn

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Perfectly cast, beautifully photographed and just startlingly good entertainment.

Full Review… | November 23, 2011
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Old-fashioned thriller.

Full Review… | June 8, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Disregarding historical facts, this romantic historical adventure was a good vehicle for Gary Cooper, then at th eheight of his career.

Full Review… | June 30, 2009
EmanuelLevy.Com

September 21, 2005
Zap2it.com

Audience Reviews for The General Died at Dawn

i liked to opening sequence of this action yarn it was very neat cooper once again plays the heroic figure this time in war torn China. this reminded me of 'the bitter tea of general yen" w/o katerine hepburn!

½

Excellent classic, suspenseful and a marvelous cast. Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll are fantastic, Akim Tamiroff, William Frawley and Dudley Diggs provide outstanding support. Very well directed, great story (Clifford Odets wrote the screenplay.) Wonderful cinematography.

jam233
James Higgins
½

Excellent classic, suspenseful and a marvelous cast. Gary Cooper and Madeleine Carroll are fantastic, Akim Tamiroff, William Frawley and Dudley Diggs provide outstanding support. Very well directed, great story (Clifford Odets wrote the screenplay.) Wonderful cinematography.

jazza923
James Higgins

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