Hold Back the Dawn Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
February 3, 2012
While Hold Back the Dawn is basically another European refugee yarn, scenarists Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder exercised some ingenuity and imagination and Ketty Frings' original emerges as fine celluloidia.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 3, 2012
This romantic weepie is both moving and effectively stylish.
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
March 11, 2011
Billy Wilder co-wrote but didn't direct this Oscar-nominated border drama, starring Charles Boyer and Olivia de Havilland.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
February 3, 2012
You will enjoy it as a straight-away romance, crowded with most engaging characters and smoking with Mr. Boyer's charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

TV Guide's Movie Guide
February 3, 2012
A touching and memorable film, this brilliant romance offers evocative performances by Boyer and de Havilland.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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