Sundown (1941 film)
|Directed by||Henry Hathaway|
|Produced by||Jack Moss
|Written by||Charles G. Booth
|Music by||Miklós Rózsa|
|Edited by||Dorothy Spencer|
Walter Wanger Productions
|Distributed by||United Artists|
Sundown is a 1941 American war film directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Bruce Cabot and Gene Tierney. 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.
- Gene Tierney as Zia
- Bruce Cabot as William Crawford
- George Sanders as Major A.L. Coombes
- Harry Carey as Dewey
- Joseph Calleia as Pallini
- Reginald Gardiner as Lt. Roddy Turner
- Carl Esmond as Jan Kuypens
- Marc Lawrence as Abdi Hammud
- Sir Cedric Hardwicke as Bishop Coombes
- Gilbert Emery as Ashburton
- Jeni Le Gon as Miriami
- Emmett Smith as Kipsang
- Dorothy Dandridge as Kipsang's Bride
During production, several of the camels became dehydrated and drank too much water too quickly, causing them to become intoxicated. The camels had to be run in the heat until they regained their composure.
- Academy Award
- Matthew Bernstein, Walter Wagner: Hollywood Independent, Minnesota Press, 2000 p441
- Variety film review; October 15, 1941, page 8.
- Harrison's Reports film review; October 25, 1941, page 171.
- Camels Drunk On Water - The Evening Independent - Aug 21, 1941
- "101 Pix Gross in Millions" Variety 6 Jan 1943 p 58
- "The 14th Academy Awards (1942) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Archived from the original on July 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
- "NY Times: Sundown". NY Times. Retrieved December 14, 2008.
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