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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

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Anna
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Anton Diffring ...
Carl Duering ...
Cyril Shaps ...
Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
Aunt Marie
Ronald Radd ...
Aunt Marie's Husband
Kim Fortune ...
Atá
Pavla Matéjuvská ...
Jindriska (as Pavla Matejovská)
Ray Smith ...
Hájek
George Sewell ...
Heinz Panwitz, Chief Investigator
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Fleischer, Gestapo (as Rene Kolldehoff)
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film explores shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.

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27 February 1976 (UK)  »

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The Price of Freedom  »

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Trivia

Since the film was set in the Czech republic, the filmmakers made use of Czech army equipment such as OT81 half tracks which are very similar to their war time predecessor, the German Sdkfz 251/1. See more »

Goofs

Jan Kubis did not commit suicide in the basement. He died in the fight inside the main section of the church. See more »

Quotes

[The last time they meet]
Anna: I never did get that red dress.
Jan Kubis: And I never saw that football match.
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Very good classic movie
13 January 2004 | by (Largo, Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie back in 1976 when HBO, I believe, was making a run of it. It was a riveting movie I never forgot; I taped it from network TV about 12 years ago, and I recently started watching it again. Next I ordered the VHS tape, which arrived today and it is excellent, including quite a few scenes that the network version omits. The only problem is, as one viewer points out, is that in this version there is no subtitles, so you miss some of the dialog in the parts that are spoken in German. (The network version includes the subtitles, but is missing some scenes). The sound quality on the prerecorded VHS version is quite good if played back on a VHS hi-fi deck with a good sound system. I wish this movie were available on DVD! If anyone hears of it becoming available on DVD, please let me know! Hopefully a future DVD release will address the subtitle problem. It is indeed surprising how little attention this movie got. I even ordered a couple of books on Heydrich from Amazon, as well as the novel "Seven men at Daybreak" on which the movie is based. I find that the movie is nearly completely accurate. An excellent movie that anyone interested in history should see at least once.


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