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Decision Before Dawn (1951) Poster

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Anatole Litvak

Writing Credits  

Peter Viertel ... (screenplay)
 
George Howe ... (novel)
 
Jack Rollens ... (uncredited)
Carl Zuckmayer ... (dialogue) (uncredited)

Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification  

Richard Basehart ... Lt. Dick Rennick
Gary Merrill ... Col. Devlin
Oskar Werner ... Cpl. Karl Maurer - aka Happy
Hildegard Knef ... Hilde (as Hildegarde Neff)
Dominique Blanchar ... Monique
O.E. Hasse ... Col. Oberst von Ecker
Wilfried Seyferth Wilfried Seyferth ... Heinz Scholtz - SS Man (as Wilfried Seyfert)
Hans Christian Blech ... Sgt. Rudolf Barth - aka Tiger
Helene Thimig ... Fräulein Paula Schneider
Robert Freitag Robert Freitag ... Sgt. Paul Richter (as Robert Freytag)
George Tyne ... Sgt. Griffin
C.A. Amos C.A. Amos ... Himself (as C.A. Amos 1st Lt. USAF)
Harold Benedict Harold Benedict ... Lt. Pete Gevers
H.W. Briggs H.W. Briggs ... Himself (as H.W. Briggs Sgt. USA)
D.G. Devine D.G. Devine ... Lt. Rennick's Driver
L.E. Dixon L.E. Dixon ... Himself (as L.E. Dixon Maj. USA)
B.L. Hendrickson B.L. Hendrickson ... Himself (as B.L. Hendrickson T/Sgt. USA)
D. Kogel D. Kogel ... Himself (as D. Kogel Pvt. USA)
S.I. Rice S.I. Rice ... Himself (as S.I. Rice Pfc. USA)
F. Slaman F. Slaman ... Himself (as F. Slaman Pfc. USA)
J.E. Stratton J.E. Stratton ... Himself (as J.E. Stratton Sgt. USA)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eva Marie Andres Eva Marie Andres ... Flak Girl (uncredited)
Arno Assmann Arno Assmann ... Ernst Brandenbacher (uncredited)
Almut Bachmann Almut Bachmann ... Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
Kemp Batchelor Kemp Batchelor ... Martin (uncredited)
Harald Benesch Harald Benesch ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Heinrich Berg Heinrich Berg ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Ulla Best Ulla Best ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Bert Brandt Bert Brandt ... German NCO (uncredited)
Heinz Bruening Heinz Bruening ... Piano Player (uncredited)
Don Devine Don Devine ... GI Driver (uncredited)
Jochen Diestelmann Jochen Diestelmann ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Erich Ebert Erich Ebert ... Freddy (uncredited)
Geza Esterhazy Geza Esterhazy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ulrich Folkmar Ulrich Folkmar ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Otto Friebel Otto Friebel ... Clerk (uncredited)
Gert Fröbe ... German Corporal - Nuremberg Control Point (uncredited)
Werner Fuetterer ... von Bülow (uncredited)
Rainer Geldern Rainer Geldern ... Panzer NCO (uncredited)
Elfe Gerhart ... Barmaid (uncredited)
Auguste Hansen-Kleinmichel Auguste Hansen-Kleinmichel ... Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
Rudolf Heimann Rudolf Heimann ... Leschke - Truck Driver (uncredited)
Max Herbst Max Herbst ... German NCO (uncredited)
Loni Heuser Loni Heuser ... Fritzi Kollwitz (uncredited)
Anselm Heyer Anselm Heyer ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Alex Hohenlohe Alex Hohenlohe ... German NCO (uncredited)
Werner J.A. Holzhey Werner J.A. Holzhey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Eva Maria Hoppe Eva Maria Hoppe ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Ernst Höchstätter Ernst Höchstätter ... Office Receptionist (uncredited)
Charles Jacquemar Charles Jacquemar ... Volkssturmmann (uncredited)
Walter Janssen ... Fiedl (uncredited)
Erik Jelde Erik Jelde ... German NCO (uncredited)
Katja Jobs Katja Jobs ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Klaus Kinski ... Whining Soldier (uncredited)
Liselotte Kirschbaum Liselotte Kirschbaum ... Flak Girl (uncredited)
Gerhard Kittler Gerhard Kittler ... German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Til Kiwe Til Kiwe ... Adjutant (uncredited)
Nils Klott Nils Klott ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Sonja Kosta Sonja Kosta ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Klaus W. Krause Klaus W. Krause ... German NCO (uncredited)
Wolfgang Kuhnemann Wolfgang Kuhnemann ... Clerk in Schleissheim (uncredited)
Luitpold Kummer Luitpold Kummer ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Walter Ladengast Walter Ladengast ... German Deserter (uncredited)
Maria Landrock ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Herbert Lehnert Herbert Lehnert ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Reinhard Lentz Reinhard Lentz ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Egon Lippert Egon Lippert ... German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Peter Lombard Peter Lombard ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ingeborg Luther Ingeborg Luther ... Woman (uncredited)
Adi Lödel Adi Lödel ... Kurt (uncredited)
Peter Lühr Peter Lühr ... von Schirmeck (uncredited)
Kurt Marquardt Kurt Marquardt ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Emil Matousek Emil Matousek ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Elisabeth Millberg Elisabeth Millberg ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Johannes Mühlstedt Johannes Mühlstedt ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Reinhardt Neudörffer Reinhardt Neudörffer ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Willy Niklaus Willy Niklaus ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Wolf Petersen Wolf Petersen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charles Regnier Charles Regnier ... German Prisoner (uncredited)
Ralph Romberg Ralph Romberg ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Roland Rösler Roland Rösler ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jürgen Scheller Jürgen Scheller ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Von Schmiedel Von Schmiedel ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arnulf Schröder Arnulf Schröder ... Old Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Paul Schwed Paul Schwed ... Man on Wehrmacht Bus (uncredited)
Kai-Siegfried Seefeld Kai-Siegfried Seefeld ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Fritz Sellwig Fritz Sellwig ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Henriette Speidel Henriette Speidel ... Woman (uncredited)
Uli Steigberg Uli Steigberg ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gerhard Steinberg Gerhard Steinberg ... Sgt. Klinger (uncredited)
Liselotte Steinweg Liselotte Steinweg ... Wehrmacht Girl (uncredited)
Peter Struwel-Bruck Peter Struwel-Bruck ... Volkssturmmann (uncredited)
Ruth Trumpp Ruth Trumpp ... Woman Attendant (uncredited)
Bert Ude Bert Ude ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Peter Martin Urtel Peter Martin Urtel ... German Soldier (uncredited)
Rudolf Vogel Rudolf Vogel ... Volkssturmmann (uncredited)
Ulrich Volkmar Ulrich Volkmar ... Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Cornel von Gossow Cornel von Gossow ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Hans von Morhart Hans von Morhart ... Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Jaspar von Oertzen Jaspar von Oertzen ... Prisoner of War (uncredited)
Harald von Troschke-Tronye Harald von Troschke-Tronye ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Ursula Voss Ursula Voss ... Streetcar Conductor (uncredited)
Meta Weber Meta Weber ... Woman (uncredited)
Clemens Wilmenrod Clemens Wilmenrod ... German NCO (uncredited)
Dieter Wilsing Dieter Wilsing ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Maria Wimmer ... Woman in the Street (uncredited)
Harald Wolff Harald Wolff ... Hartmann (uncredited)

Produced by 

Anatole Litvak ... producer
Frank McCarthy ... producer

Music by 

Franz Waxman

Cinematography by 

Franz Planer ... director of photography (as Frank Planer)

Film Editing by 

Dorothy Spencer

Production Design by 

Noël Howard ... (uncredited)

Art Direction by 

Ludwig Reiber

Production Management 

Gene Bryant ... location production manager (uncredited)
Walter Fabry ... assistant unit manager (uncredited)
John Pommer ... assistant production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Gerd Oswald ... second unit director / assistant director (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Harry M. Leonard ... sound

Music Department 

Leonid Raab ... orchestrator

Other crew 

Robert Eby ... technical advisor (as Major Robert Eby U.S.A.F.)
Werner T. Michau ... technical advisor (as Captain Werner T. Michau U.S.A.)
Gene Reynolds ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Ruth Roberts ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
George Tyne ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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