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Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5055201815392
Released: 31st January 2011
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: OPTD2048
Category: Feature, War
Format: DVD / Normal
Decision Before Dawn (1951) (Retail / Rental)


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Film information

Based on: The novel 'Call It Treason' by George Howe

Story: Tense spy drama about a German traitor who offers his services to the Allies towards the end of WWII. Claiming he wants to help save his country, German prisoner Karl Maurer (Oskar Werner) offers himself as a spy to the American forces. But shortly after he is sent behind enemy lines, his overseer Lt. Dick Rennick (Richard Basehart) begins to have serious doubts about whether he can trust the new recruit. With Rennick becoming ever more suspicious about Maurer's motives, the pair soon find themselves in the thick of battle, but uncertainty remains as to who the common enemy is.

Starring: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth, Hans-Christian Blech, Helene Thimig, Robert Freitag

Cinematographer: Franz Planer

Directed by: Anatole Litvak

Music by: Franz Waxman

Produced by: Anatole Litvak, Frank McCarthy

Written by: Peter Viertel

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Optimum Home Entertainment

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