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Thumbnail for Hold Back the Dawn (1941) Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

Basics Critics:80Viewers:72Rusty:76
Category: Drama, RomanceSub-Category: drama film, romance filmNarrative location: MexicoRuntime: 116 minutesColor: black-and-whiteLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Mitchell LeisenScreenwriter: Charles Brackett, Billy WilderMusic: Victor YoungCinematography: Leo ToverStars: Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard, Victor Francen, Walter Abel, Rosemary DeCamp, Madeleine LeBeau, Veronica Lake, Curt Bois Producer: Arthur Hornblow, Jr.Studio: Paramount PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Actress (Olivia de Havilland)
Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Black and White (Hans Dreier)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-White (Leo Tover)
Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic Score (Victor Young)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder)
Award details: (details at IMDb)

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

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