Dawn (1928 film)

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Dawn
Directit bi Herbert Wilcox
Produced bi Herbert Wilcox
Written bi Reginald Berkeley (play)
Robert Cullen
Herbert Wilcox
Starnin Sybil Thorndike
Ada Bodart
Gordon Craig
Marie Ault
Cinematografie Bernard Knowles
Production
company
British & Dominions Film Corporation
Distributit bi Woolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
1 Mairch 1928
Runnin time
90 meen.
Kintra Unitit Kinrick
Leid Inglis

Dawn is a 1928 Breetish seelent war film directit bi Herbert Wilcox an starnin Sybil Thorndike, Gordon Craig an Marie Ault. It wis producit bi Wilcox for his British & Dominions Film Corporation.

Based on a play bi Reginald Berkeley, this film tells the story o Warld War I martyr Edith Cavell. Sybil Thorndike stars as Cavell, a nourice wha risked her ain life bi rescuin Breetish preesoners o war frae the Germans. Whan Cavell wis fanged an sentenced tae be executit, it sparked internaitional ootrage, even frae neutral naitions.

Ane o the maist controversial Breetish films o the 1920s, Dawn wis censored acause o whit objectors considert its brutal depiction o warfare an anti-German sentiments. Pressure wis exertit bi baith the German ambassador an the Breetish Furrin Secretar Austen Chamberlain tae prevent the film bein passed for exhibition.[1]

Wilcox retoured tae the subject in 1939 wi Nurse Edith Cavell starnin Anna Neagle.

Cast[eedit | eedit soorce]

(in Inglis)

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Low pp. 66−68

Bibliography[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918−1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.