Decision Before Dawn

1951 • 119 minutes
8 reviews
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Richard Basehart and Gary Merrill star in this stirring 1951 Best Picture Oscar® Nominee. As the Third Reich declines, the Allies develop a radical new plan -- to employ German POWs as spies. Led by American Colonel Devlin (Merrill) and executed by Lieutenant Rennick (Basehart), the plan is risky. Tension builds as the Americans learn whether the former Nazis will help or betray the Allies!

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8 reviews
Coiled Steel
September 2, 2019
My God! Rotten tomatoes got it right! VERY emotional and important movie to me - as my late Father was a highly decorated, wounded in action, 1st Lt., combat veteran, in WW2 European Theater. You can NOT duplicate this, as it was filmed so very soon after the war. The scenes are all real!
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