Decision Before Dawn Overview:

Decision Before Dawn (1951) was a War - Drama Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Anatole Litvak and Frank McCarthy.

Academy Awards 1951 --- Ceremony Number 24 (source: AMPAS)

Best Film EditingDorothy SpencerNominated
Best PictureAnatole Litvak and Frank McCarthy, ProducersNominated

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Decision Before Dawn (1951)

By Beatrice on Aug 17, 2015 From Flickers in Time

Decision Before Dawn Directed by Anatole Litvak Written by Peter Viertel from the novel “Call It Treason” by George Howe 1951/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation/Bavaria Fild First viewing/Amazon Instant This “now-it-can-be-told” WWII war movie is a bit heavy on the... Read full article

Decision Before Dawn

By Alyson on Jul 27, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

Just six years after WWII, Decision Before Dawn brings a somewhat sympathetic look at Nazi Germany. ?Director Anatole Litvak, who?s work we?ve seen earlier in The Snake Pit, seems more than capable of a war film after directing several war documentaries in the forties. ?He filmed in Germany, using t... Read full article

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Based on a true story. Towards the end of the war, Allied military intelligence services did recruit, train and utilize German POWs to return to Germany and spy for them.
One of the first films after World War II to portray the German people - outside of the Nazi regime - in a sympathetic light.
The producers and director Anatole Litvak chose to film the movie on location in postwar Germany because of its authentic background - many of the country's large cities still had areas that had been bombed into rubble and not been rebuilt yet, and there was a lot of actual WW II German military equipment - tanks, rifles, uniforms, etc. - still available.
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