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Decision Before Dawn (1951)

NR 12/21/1951 (US) WarActionThriller 1h 59m

A woman's kiss . . . A lighted cigarette - Each had Its meaning! An exciting and realistic story of war . . . of German Prisoners Sent Back Behind Their Own Lines as Agents of the Allies!

Overview

WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.

  1. Anatole Litvak

    Director

  2. George Howe

    Novel

  3. Peter Viertel

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Basehart

    Richard Basehart

    Lt. Dick Rennick

  2. Gary Merrill

    Gary Merrill

    Col. Devlin

  3. Oskar Werner

    Oskar Werner

    Cpl. Karl Maurer - aka Happy

  4. Hildegard Knef

    Hildegard Knef

    Hilde

  5. Dominique Blanchar

    Dominique Blanchar

    Monique

  6. O.E. Hasse

    O.E. Hasse

    Col. Oberst von Ecker

  7. Wilfried Seyferth

    Wilfried Seyferth

    Heinz Scholtz, SS-Mann

  8. Hans Christian Blech

    Hans Christian Blech

    Sgt. Rudolf Barth - aka Tiger

  9. Helene Thimig

    Helene Thimig

    Fräulein Schneide

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Decision Before Dawn
Decision Before Dawn

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Original Language English

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