Decision Before DawnDecision Before Dawn
is a 1950
war film which tells the story of an American Army, looking for intelligence in the closing days of World War II
, which has to rely on potentially unreliable German prisoners to gather information. It stars Richard Basehart
, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner
, Hildegard Knef
, Dominique Blanchar, O.E. Hasse, Wilfried Seyferth and Hans Christian Blech.
The movie was adapted by Jack Rollens (uncredited) and Peter Viertel from the novel by Call It Treason by George Howe. It was directed by Anatole Litvak.
It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Film Editing and Best Picture.