Rent Hold Back the Dawn (1941)

3.8 of 5 from 45 ratings
1h 54min
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Charles Boyer (Gaslight) gives an enthralling performance as Georges Iscovescu, a Romanian-born gigolo who arrives at a Mexican border town seeking entry to the US. Faced with a waiting period of eight years, George is encouraged by his former dancing partner Anita (Pauline Goddard) to marry an American girl and desert her once safely across the border. He successfully targets visiting school teacher Emmy Brown (Olivia de Havilland), but his plan is compromised by a pursuing immigration officer, and blossoming feelings of genuine love for Emmy.
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Arthur Hornblow Jr
Ketti Frings, Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Richard Maibaum, Manuel Reachi
Billy Wilder, Victor Young, Sam Comer, Hans Dreier, Leo Tover, Robert Usher
Classics, Drama, New Releases, Romance
Release Date:
Not released
Run Time:
114 minutes
Release Date:
Run Time:
116 minutes
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.37:1
B & W
  • New audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin
  • 'Love Knows No Borders', a newly filmed video appreciation by film critic Geoff Andrew
  • The John Player Lecture: Olivia de Havilland, a career-spanning onstage audio interview with Olivia de Havilland recorded at the National Film Theatre in 1971
  • Rare hour-long radio adaptation of 'Hold Back the Dawn' from 1941 starring Charles Boyer, Paulette Goddard and Susan Haywood
  • Gallery of original stills and promotional images

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