Sundown

directed by Henry Hathaway
Category: "Action/Adventure"
Year of Release:1941
Date Added:01/26/2008
Description:Englishmen fighting Nazis in Africa discover an exotic mysterious woman living among the natives and enlist her aid in overcoming the Germans.

Gene Tierney ... Zia
Bruce Cabot ... William Crawford
George Sanders ... Major A.L. Coombes
Harry Carey ... Dewey
My Rating:6

Reviews for Sundown

Review - Sundown

This movie had potential — the characters were interesting and the setting was suitably exotic. But somehow it didn't quite come off. Gene Tierney is stunning but unconvincing as a native girl, and the British officers do a considerable amount of standing around until they finally rally and, with pistols blazing, chase off after a much-larger force of natives armed with machine guns.

What makes the movie most interesting perhaps, is the historical setting. It was made in 1941, when the U.S. wasn't yet involved in WWII and the British were alone against the world. Outmanned and outgunned, but plucky to the end, Britains vow to fight on bravely and are confident that they will win because God is on their side.
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