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In revolution-torn China, American mercenary O'Hara is entrusted with a perilous mission, to get arms for the helpless authorities in a province ravaged by warlord General Yang. On the train to Shanghai, he meets Judy Perrie, whose father is in league with Yang. Will Judy regret agreeing to lure O'Hara to his doom, and if so, can she make it up to him? The balance of power seesaws to a perilous conclusion.

  1. Lewis Milestone


  2. Clifford Odets


  3. Charles G. Booth


Top Billed Cast

  1. Gary Cooper

    Gary Cooper


  2. Akim Tamiroff

    Akim Tamiroff

    General Yang

  3. Madeleine Carroll

    Madeleine Carroll

    Judy Perrie

  4. Porter Hall

    Porter Hall

    Peter Perrie

  5. Dudley Digges

    Dudley Digges

    Mr. Wu

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The General Died at Dawn
The General Died at Dawn



Status Released

Release Information

  • September 2, 1936


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 38m

Budget -

Revenue -



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