Cinema: Susannah, Dhana & Ng

The 7th Dawn. It is Malaya, 1953. One sweltering tropic night, while native terrorists scourge the countryside trying to shake off British rule, the British governor's inevitable blonde daughter Susannah (Tom Jones) York appears on William Holden's verandah, ready to shake off a few rules of her own. "I couldn't sleep," she announces, and begins to wax poetic, describing herself as a bright, soft, still-folded sarong. "Stay folded," snaps Holden.

Collectors of Memorable Movie Cliches will find Dawn a treasure-trove. American rubber planter Holden bridles when Her Majesty's representative tells him that...

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