Dawn (1933)

02/02/1933 (DE) WarDrama 1h 25m
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Released three days after Adolf Hitler became Reichskanzler, it was the first film to have its screening in Nazi Germany. It became a symbol of the new times touted by the Nazi regime. The title (literally "morning-red") is the German term for the reddish coloring of the east sky about a half hour before the sunrise. On patrol Captain Liers and his submarine crew sink an important British ship, but while returning to harbour, they're lured into a trap by a British vessel disguised as a neutral Danish one. They sink it after it attacks them without warning, but while they prepare to rescue survivors, a British destroyer sinks the sub. On the sea bed 60 feet down, with all but the bridge flooded, the 10 surviving crew have only 8 rescue devices. Liers orders the crew to use them, but they disobey - either all escape or nobody does.

  1. Vernon Sewell


  2. Gustav Ucicky


  3. Gerhard Menzel


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  1. Rudolf Forster

    Kapitanleutnant Helmut Liers

  2. Fritz Genschow

    Fritz Genschow

    Oberleutnant 'Phipps' Fredericks

  3. Paul Westermeier

    Paul Westermeier

    Bordfunker Jaul

  4. Camilla Spira

    Camilla Spira

    Grete Jaul

  5. Gerhard Bienert

    Gerhard Bienert

    Steuermann Böhm

  6. Adele Sandrock

    Mutter Liers

  7. Hans Leibelt

    Hans Leibelt

    Bürgermeister von Meerskirchen

  8. Eduard von Winterstein

    Eduard von Winterstein

    Hauptmann Kolch

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Original Title Morgenrot

Status Released

Original Language German

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