Hold Back the Dawn

Hold Back the Dawn

Infobox Film
name = Hold Back the Dawn

image_size= 125px
caption= DVD cover
director = Mitchell Leisen
producer = Arthur Hornblow Jr.
writer = Charles Brackett
Billy Wilder
starring = Charles Boyer
Olivia de Havilland
Paulette Goddard
music = Victor Young
cinematography = Leo Tover
distributor = Paramount Pictures
released = 26 September 1941
runtime = 116 min.
imdb_id = 0033722|

"Hold Back the Dawn" is a 1941 romantic film in which a Romanian gigolo marries an American woman in Mexico in order to gain entry to the United States, but winds up falling in love with her. It stars Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen, Walter Abel, Curt Bois and Rosemary DeCamp.

The movie was adapted by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder from the book by Ketti Frings. It was directed by Mitchell Leisen.

It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Olivia de Havilland), Best Art Direction-Interior Decoration, Black-and-White, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White, Best Music, Scoring of a Dramatic Picture, Best Picture and Best Writing, Screenplay.


*Charles Boyer as Georges Iscovescu
*Olivia de Havilland as Emmy Brown
*Paulette Goddard as Anita Dixon
*Victor Francen as Van Den Luecken
*Walter Abel as Inspector Hammock
*Curt Bois as Bonbois
*Rosemary DeCamp as Berta Kurz
*Eric Feldary as Josef Kurz
*Nestor Paiva as Fred Flores
*Eva Puig as Lupita
*Micheline Cheirel as Christine
*Madeleine LeBeau as Anni
*Billy Lee as Tony
*Mikhail Rasumny as Mechanic
*Charles Arnt as Mr. John MacAdams
*Arthur Loft as Mr. Elvestad
*Mitchell Leisen as Mr. Dwight Saxon

External links

*imdb title | id=0033722 | title=Hold Back the Dawn

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