Gary Cooper was always one of my favourite screen stars, and I plunked down good money to see him in "The General Died at Dawn", "Beau Geste" and "Bengal Lancer". Was I peeved when part way through "The General Died at Dawn" I realized that a very important scene had been cut out or misplaced, one that first brought the two main characters, O'Hara and Judy Perry, together. Early on, O'Hara is told to avoid the train at Pengwa and to make certain he boards the plane instead. Miss Perry bleats to her father that she doesn't want to hurt a man she's never met. In the very next scene, they're all at the train station, including O'Hara! He and Judy meet in her compartment and act as though it's not the first time either. Obviously some nitwit who couldn't care less has misplaced the previous scene where she somehow lures him into taking the train. Who knows what else was cut out or lost from this classic old film. Bugger the lot of them! Don't waste your money. Maybe someday someone else will restore these films to what they should be.