Sundown (1941 film)

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Sundown
Poster of the movie Sundown.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Henry Hathaway
Produced by Jack Moss
Walter Wanger
Written by Charles G. Booth
Barré Lyndon
Starring Gene Tierney
Bruce Cabot
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Dorothy Spencer
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s)
  • October 31, 1941 (1941-10-31)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,242,630[1]
Box office $873,808[1]

Sundown is a 1941 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney.[2][3] The film's adventure story, set against a World War II backdrop in British East Africa, was well received by critics, earning three Academy Award nominations but was not a box office success.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

During production, several of the camels became dehydrated and drunk too much water too quickly, causing them to become intoxicated. The camels had to be run in the heat until they regained their composure.[4]

Reception[edit]

The film earned a loss of $658,824.[1]

Awards[edit]

Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p441
  2. ^ Variety film review; October 15, 1941, page 8.
  3. ^ Harrison's Reports film review; October 25, 1941, page 171.
  4. ^ Camels Drunk On Water - The Evening Independent - Aug 21, 1941
  5. ^ "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  6. ^ "NY Times: Sundown". NY Times. Retrieved 2008-12-14. 

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