Decision Before Dawn

Decision Before Dawn
Decision Before Dawn
  • NR
  • 1h 59m
  • 1951
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Richard Basehart and Gary Merrill star in this stirring 1951 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee. As the Third Reich declines, the Allies develop a radical new plan – to employ German POWs as spies. Led by American Colonel Devlin (Merrill) and executed by Lieutenant Rennick (Basehart), the plan is risky. Tension builds as the Americans learn whether the former Nazis will help or betray the Allies!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones

Werner, who served in the Axis forces during the war, gives a magnetic performance.

June 22, 2017
TV Guide

An outstanding production in all aspects.

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz

It's most noted for being more sympathetic to peace loving German soldiers than are most American...

June 21, 2017
Emanuel Levy

Litvak's intriguing account of U.S. Intelligence operation during the last year of WWII was nomina...

June 21, 2017
Goatdog's Movies
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.

The film manages to be suitably hard on the Nazi regime while providing one of the first sympathet...

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama
  • Release Date:December 18, 1951
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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