Decision Before Dawn is a 1950 war film which tells the story of an American Army, looking for intelligence in the closing days of World War II, which has to rely on potentially unreliable German prisoners to gather information. It stars Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth and Hans Christian Blech.
The movie was adapted by Jack Rollens (uncredited) and Peter Viertel from the novel by Call It Treason by George Howe. It was directed by Anatole Litvak.
DecisionBeforeDawn is a complex spy story sourced from a Christopher Award-Winning novel by George Howe that questions the meaning of the term Traitor.
DecisionBeforeDawn is a different kind of war-espionage picture in that it involves questions of patriotism and morality; it forms a filmic link between the wartime intelligence work and the calculated world of spy intrigue to come.
DecisionBeforeDawn is an extremely impressive suspense film marred only by the fact that the Germans all speak English.
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