Cinema: New Picture, Dec. 24, 1951

Decision Before Dawn (20th Century-Fox), like the controversial Desert Fox, goes behind enemy lines of World War II for a sympathetic view of a German soldier. But unlike Marshal Rommel, the new film's hero is no Nazi who turned against Hitler too late and for the wrong reasons. He is a sensitive young Luftwaffe medic (Oskar Werner) who becomes a U.S. spy out of convictions that outweigh his queasiness at being pitted momentarily against his countrymen.

Adapted by Scripter Peter Viertel from George Howe's Christopher Award-winning 1949 novel, Call It Treason, the. picture is...

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