Rotten Tomatoes

Movies / TV

    Celebrity

      No Results Found

      View All
      Movies Tv shows Shop News Showtimes

      The Commandos Strike at Dawn

      Released Dec 30, 1942 1h 40m War List
      Reviews 54% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Erik Toresen (Paul Muni) is a mild-mannered widower who lives in a tranquil village on the coast of Norway. When Nazis occupy the area, however, the peaceful existence of Toresen and his neighbors is upended. Unwilling to tolerate German brutality, Toresen assembles a resistance movement and later discovers a secret Nazi military base. He then travels to England to inform Allied forces about the German location, and accompanies a group of commandos in an assault on the Nazis. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

      Where to Watch

      The Commandos Strike at Dawn

      Fandango at Home Prime Video Apple TV

      Rent The Commandos Strike at Dawn on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV, or buy it on Fandango at Home, Prime Video, Apple TV.

      Critics Reviews

      View All (2) Critics Reviews
      TIME Magazine A Norway raid is carried out with letter-perfect realism. Yet for all its realism the raid is strangely unexciting. Oct 25, 2017 Full Review Edgar Anstey The Spectator At the end of it all we find that military considerations are abandoned, lives sacrificed and the whole operation imperilled because the hero's daughter must at all costs be rescued. The film is quite content to allow this piece of romantic nonsense. Mar 14, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

      Audience Reviews

      View All (4) audience reviews
      joe d OMG. A pure propaganda movie, badly acted with fake battle scenes and a lad with bagpipes playing in the middle of the fake battle scenes. British stiff upper lip rubbish. Very poor. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review bill t Firstly, that title is hideous. OK. Paul Muni stars as a Norwegian fisherman (!!) who tries to make a difference when the Nazis come in and take over his town. He sneaks into Britain, and hooks up with some English friends to plan a raid. The first half of this is surprisingly very tense and very well made, where the 2nd half is more of the war picture. Paul Muni is weirdly cast here, and Lillian Gish looks sour because she's delegated to a distant supporting part here. And oh yes, THAT TITLE. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member more WWII morale boosters Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Erik Toresen, a passive Norwegian widower creates a resistance group against the Nazis after they occupy his quiet little fishing village and impose their terrorism. Especially for 1942 and filming in Canada, etc., they did a pretty good job on this movie. I can't say how historically accurate it is, of course, but as far as a movie goes, pretty good. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
      The Commandos Strike at Dawn

      My Rating

      Read More Read Less POST RATING WRITE A REVIEW EDIT REVIEW

      Cast & Crew

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Erik Toresen (Paul Muni) is a mild-mannered widower who lives in a tranquil village on the coast of Norway. When Nazis occupy the area, however, the peaceful existence of Toresen and his neighbors is upended. Unwilling to tolerate German brutality, Toresen assembles a resistance movement and later discovers a secret Nazi military base. He then travels to England to inform Allied forces about the German location, and accompanies a group of commandos in an assault on the Nazis.
      Director
      John Farrow
      Producer
      Lester Cowan
      Screenwriter
      C.S. Forester, Irwin Shaw
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      War
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Dec 30, 1942, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 15, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 40m
      Most Popular at Home Now