Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 30 December 1942 (USA)
Director: John Farrow
Writers: Irwin Shaw (screen play), C.S. Forester (story)
Stars: Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish

A gentle widower, enraged at Nazi atrocities against his peaceful Norwegian fishing village, escapes to Britain and returns leading a commando force against the oppressors.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Muni ... Eric Toresen
Anna Lee ... Judith Bowen
Lillian Gish ... Mrs. Bergesen
Cedric Hardwicke ... Admiral Bowen (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Ray Collins ... Johan Bergesen
Robert Coote ... Robert Bowen (as Flying Officer Robert Coote RCAF)
Rosemary DeCamp ... Hilma Arnesen
Alexander Knox ... German Captain
Elisabeth Fraser ... Anna Korstad
Richard Derr ... Gunnar Korstad
Erville Alderson ... Johan Garme
Barbara Everest ... Mrs. Olav
Rod Cameron ... Pastor
Louis Jean Heydt ... Karl Arnesen
George Macready ... Schoolteacher

Release Date: 30 December 1942 (USA)
Also Known As: The Commandos Come at Dawn
Filming Locations: Heals Rifle Range, Saanich, British Columbia, Canada

Box Office - Gross
$1,300,000 (USA)

Filming Dates
20 July 1942 - 25 September 1942

Copyright Holder
Columbia Pictures Corporation (original), U.S. Copyright LP11778, 7 January 1943
Copyright MCMXLII by Columbia Pictures Corp. (on print)

Academy Awards, USA 1944
Nominated for Oscar
Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture
Louis Gruenberg
Morris Stoloff


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