Commandos Strike at Dawn
|Commandos Strike at Dawn|
|Directed by||John Farrow|
|Written by||C.S. Forester (story)
|Narrated by||Lester Cowan|
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
|Music by||Louis Gruenberg
John Leipold (uncredited)
|Cinematography||William C. Mellor|
|Editing by||Anne Bauchens|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|Release date(s)||December 30, 1942|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Commandos Strike at Dawn is a 1942 war film directed by John Farrow and written by Irwin Shaw from a story by C.S. Forester, starring Paul Muni, Anna Lee, Lillian Gish, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, and Robert Coote.
Erik Toresen (Paul Muni), a widower and peaceful man, is stirred to violence after the Nazis occupy his quiet Norwegian fishing village. German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. He kills the head of the Nazis occupying his village, and then escapes to England, and guides some British Commandos to a raid on a secret airstrip the Germans are building on the Norwegian coast.
The film was shot in the Greater Victoria, Canada, area. Saanich Inlet stands in for Norwegian fjords. The airstrip is what would become the Victoria International Airport. Hall's Boat House (now Goldstream Marina) is where the wharf scenes are shot. Aircraft shown include two Bristol Bolingbrokes and two Westland Lysanders.
 See also
- Commandos Strike at Dawn at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Commandos Strike at Dawn at the Internet Movie Database
- Commandos Strike at Dawn at the TCM Movie Database
- Commandos Strike at Dawn at AllRovi
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