The Day Will Dawn

  • U
  • Harold French (1942)
  • UK
  • 94 min
The Day Will Dawn
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Markedly less restrained than many other British tales of wartime resistance, this well-meaning flag-waver is far more effective than the majority of have-a-go Hollywood movies on the same theme. The story of a British journalist liaising with the Norwegian underground to help destroy a German U-boat base is merely par for the course - what sets this apart is a remarkable cast of British stalwarts, not one of whom puts a foot wrong. Special mention should be made, however, of Deborah Kerr, who lends quiet courage to an unrewarding romantic part, and Francis L Sullivan, who makes a most malevolent Nazi.

Plot Summary

Second World War romance starring Ralph Richardson, Deborah Kerr and Hugh Williams. As the rest of Europe falls to Adolf Hitler, journalist Colin Metcalfe is stationed in Norway, hungry for a scoop. While helping to locate a secret Nazi U-boat base, he becomes romantically involved with the daughter of a local seaman.

Cast and crew

Cast

Lockwood
Ralph Richardson
Kari Alstead
Deborah Kerr
Colin Metcalfe
Hugh Williams
Inspector Gunter
Griffith Manes
Wettau
Francis L Sullivan
Naval Attaché
Roland Culver
Olaf
Niall MacGinnis
Alstead
Finlay Currie
McAllister
Bernard Miles
Ingrid
Patricia Medina

Crew

Director
Harold French

Other Information

Language: 
English
Black and White
Theatrical distributor: 
General Film Dist Ltd
Available on DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Drama

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