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Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942) was a Drama - Historical Film directed by John Farrow and produced by Lester Cowan.

Academy Awards 1943 --- Ceremony Number 16 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringMorris Stoloff, Louis GruenbergNominated

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Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

By Beatrice on Sep 12, 2014 From Flickers in Time

Commandos Strike at Dawn Directed by John Farrow Written by Irwin Shaw from a story by C.S. Forester 1942/USA Columbia Pictures Corporation First viewing/Amazon Instant Video I was not looking forward to watching a combat movie with Paul Muni. ?I was pleasantly surprised. Eric Toreson (Muni) is a ... Read full article

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Johan Garme: The herring will run, Germans or no Germans.

Hilma Arnesen: A dry punch bowl is against nature.

Schoolteacher: [watching a Nazi bookburning] I'm writing a novel myself. I'd be very disappointed if you gentlemen don't burn it.

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Bristol Blenheim light bombers and Westland Lysander liason aircraft were painted up with German Balkankreuz markings to stand in for unavailable Luftwaffe types.
This was the movie debut of 43-year-old George Macready, who had been a stage actor since 1926.
A rejected score was composed by Igor Stravinsky. He published his unused music as "Four Norwegian Moods"
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