Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

NR 09/26/1941 (US) DramaRomance 1h 56m
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Three great stars in the story of love...coldly conceived from a man's need, and a woman's desire!


Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

  1. Mitchell Leisen


  2. Ketti Frings


  3. Billy Wilder


  4. Charles Brackett


Top Billed Cast

  1. Charles Boyer

    Charles Boyer

    Georges Iscovescu

  2. Olivia de Havilland

    Olivia de Havilland

    Emmy Brown

  3. Paulette Goddard

    Paulette Goddard

    Anita Dixon

  4. Victor Francen

    Victor Francen

    Van Den Luecken

  5. Walter Abel

    Walter Abel

    Inspector Hammock

  6. Curt Bois

    Curt Bois


  7. Rosemary DeCamp

    Rosemary DeCamp

    Berta Kurz

  8. Eric Feldary

    Eric Feldary

    Josef Kurz

  9. Nestor Paiva

    Nestor Paiva


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Hold Back the Dawn
Hold Back the Dawn

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Original Language English

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