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Hold Back the Dawn

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Original title
Hold Back the Dawn
Running time
115 min.
United States United States
Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder
Victor Young
Leo Tover (B&W)
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Paramount Pictures
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Immigration. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.
1941: 6 Nominations for Oscar, including Movie, Actress (Olivia of Havilland), Cinematography B&W
1941: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Actress (O. de Havilland)
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