Decision Before Dawn
Set during World War II's waning days, this taut thriller stars Oskar Werner as Cpl. Karl Maurer, a turncoat German prisoner of war sent on a dicey espionage mission as the Allies get ready for a final onslaught. But Col. Devlin (Gary Merrill) and Lt. Rennick (Richard Basehart) -- the Americans in charge of pulling off the radical scheme -- harbor grave doubts about where Maurer's loyalty lies. The 1951 film snagged an Oscar nod for Best Picture.
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- Anatole Litvak
- 1952 Academy Award®
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Film Editing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it