Operation Daybreak

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Operation Daybreak
Operation Daybreak FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Lewis Gilbert
Produced by Carter DeHaven
Screenplay by Ronald Harwood
Based on Seven Men at Daybreak
by Alan Burgess
Starring Anthony Andrews
Timothy Bottoms
Martin Shaw
Music by David Hentschel
Cinematography Henri Decaë
Edited by Thelma Connell
Howard R. Schuster, Inc.
American Allied Studios
Barrandov Studios
Distributed by Warner Bros. (US)
Columbia-Warner (UK)
Release date
  • November 1975 (1975-11) (US (limited))
  • 29 February 1976 (1976-02-29) (UK)
Running time
118 minutes
Country Czechoslovakia
United States
Language English

Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom in the US)[1] is a 1975 Second World War film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot mostly on location in Prague. It is adapted from the book Seven Men at Daybreak by Alan Burgess.[2]


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