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Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 59 min.

Plot Summary
During World War II, an American intelligence unit led by Col. Devlin (Gary Merrill) is recruiting German prisoners of war to infiltrate enemy lines and gather vital information. Lt. Rennick (Richard Basehart) heads a unit of Germans that includes the mistrustful "Tiger" (Hans Christian Blech) and the wide-eyed "Happy" (Oskar Werner). When word arrives that a German general is about to negotiate the surrender of his corps, Devlin sends Rennick and his volunteers on a dangerous mission.

Cast: Richard Basehart , Gary Merrill , Oskar Werner , Hildegarde Neff , Dominique Blanchard , O.E. Hasse , Hans Christian Blech , Helene Thimig

Director: Anatole Litvak

Genres: Drama, Thriller, War

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Release Date: December 21st, 1951|1 hr. 59 min.

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