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Decision Before Dawn

1951 Rated NR 1hr 59m

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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Movie Details

1952 Academy Award®
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Film Editing nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1


English, Spanish (Neutral)

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, English: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.