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Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

Commandos Strike at Dawn





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Scripted by Irwin Shaw from a story by C. S. Forester (of "Captain Horatio Hornblower" fame), Commandos Strike at Dawn is a wartime morale-booster, largely set in coastal Norway. Paul Muni stars as Eric Toresen, an apolitical and basically pacifistic Norwegian fisherman who is galvanized into action when his village is occupied by the Nazis. With a group of courageous resistance fighters, Toresen first endeavors to sabotage and demoralize the German troops then escapes to Britain, there to help organize commando raids against his country's oppressors. The supporting cast includes Anna Lee as the hero's true love, Alexander Knox (two years away from his starring stint in the patriotic biopic Wilson) as an icy Nazi commandant, Cedric Hardwicke as a stiff-upper-lip British officer, and Lillian Gish (in her first film appearance since 1931) as an iron-willed Norwegian townsperson.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Irwin Shaw
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On DVD: May 13, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


Paul Muni
as Eric Toresen
Anna Lee
as Judith Bowen
Lillian Gish
as Mrs. Bergesen
Cedric Hardwicke
as Admiral Bowen
Robert Coote
as Robert Bowen
Ray Collins
as Bergesen
Rosemary DeCamp
as Hilma Arnesen
Rosemary De Camp
as Hilma Arnesen
Richard Derr
as Gunner Korstad
Alexander Knox
as German Captain
Elisabeth Fraser
as Anna Korstad
Louis Jean Heydt
as Lars Amesen
Liz Fraser
as Anna Korstad
Erville Alderson
as Johan Garmo
George Macready
as Schoolteacher
Barbara Everest
as Mrs. Olav
Arthur Margetson
as German Colonel
Ann Carter
as Solveig Toresen
Elsa Janssen
as Mrs. Korstad
Ferdinand Munier
as Mr. Korstad
John Stockton
as Alfred Korstad
Lloyd Bridges
as Young Soldier
Philip Van Zandt
as Thirsty Soldier
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