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Commandos Strike at Dawn (1942)

aka Commandos Strike at Dawn

"At Last On The Screen! The Mighty Story Of The World-Famous COMMANDOS!"

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Details: 98 mins · English

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Cast:

No_movie_poster Karl Arnesen
Small Judith Bowen
Small Mrs. Bergesen
Small Admiral Bowen
No_movie_poster Robert Bowen
Small Johan Bergesen
Small Eric Toresen
No_movie_poster Anna Korstad
Small German Captain
Small Hilma Arnesen
No_movie_poster Gunnar Korstad
No_movie_poster Mrs. Olav

Crew:

No_movie_poster John Farrow Director
No_movie_poster Anne Bauchens Editing
Small C.S. Forester Story

Taglines:

"At Last On The Screen! The Mighty Story Of The World-Famous COMMANDOS!"

Plot:

Erik Toresen (Paul Muni), a widower and peaceful man, is stirred to violence after the Nazis occupy his quiet Norwegian fishing village. German abuses lead Erik to form a Resistance group. He kills the head of the Nazis occupying his village, and then escapes to England, and guides some British Commandos to a raid on a secret airstrip the Germans are building on the Norwegian coast.


The film was shot in the Greater Victoria, Canada, area. Saanich Inlet stands in for Norwegian fjords. The airstrip is what would become the Victoria International Airport. Hall's Boat House (now Goldstream Marina) is where the wharf scenes are shot. Aircraft shown include two Bristol Bolingbrokes and two Westland Lysanders.