Decision Before Dawn
- Original title
Decision Before Dawnaka
- Running time
- 119 min.
- United States
Peter Viertel, Jack Rollens (Novel: George Howe)
Franz Planer (B&W)
Hans Christian Blech
Drama. War | II World War. Spy Film. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armored unit moving towards the western front.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Movie, Editing
: Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Cinematography - Black and White
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Nominated for Best Director
: National Board of Review: Top 10 Best Films
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