Operation Daybreak

Operation Daybreak

Director: Lewis Gilbert

Cast: Lewis Gilbert, Timothy Bottoms, Karel Curda, Martin Shaw

     
 

Also titled The Price of Freedom, Operation Daybreak is a retelling of the terrible consequences attending the assassination of Nazi-occupation leader Richard Heydrich. When Heydrich puts all of Czechoslovakia under his thumb, a group of Czech expatriates parachute into their homeland to kill the man known as "The Hangman." They succeed, and in…  See more details below

Overview

Also titled The Price of Freedom, Operation Daybreak is a retelling of the terrible consequences attending the assassination of Nazi-occupation leader Richard Heydrich. When Heydrich puts all of Czechoslovakia under his thumb, a group of Czech expatriates parachute into their homeland to kill the man known as "The Hangman." They succeed, and in retaliation the Nazis wipe the tiny Czech village of Lidice off the map, killing its male residents and carting off its women and children to concentration camps. For the purposes of the plot, assassins Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw survive the massacre, albeit only briefly. The Heydrich/Lidice tragedy was previously dramatized in two wartime films, Hangmen Also Die (1943) and Hitler's Madman (1943). Operation Daybreak was adapted from Seven Men at Daybreak, a novel by Alan Burgess.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
UPC:
0883316276143
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
8,314

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Timothy Bottoms Jan Kubis
Karel Curda Martin Shaw
Martin Shaw Karel Curda
Joss Ackland Janak
Nicola Pagett Anna
Anthony Andrews Joseph Gabcik
Anton Diffring Reinhard Heydrich
Diana Coupland Aunt Marie
Ronald Radd Aunt Marie's Husband
Kim Fortune Ata
Pavla Matejovska Jindriska
Carl Duering Karl Frank
Cyril Shaps Father Petrek
Ray Smith Hajek
John Abineri Actor
Josef Abraham Actor
Vernon Dobtcheff Piotr
Frank Gatliff Surgeon
Keith James Actor
Gertan Klauber Actor
René Kolldehoff Fleisher
Jiri Krampol Actor
Anne Lonnberg Sonja
William Lucas Doctor
Philip Madoc Actor
Neil McCarthy Actor
George Sewell Panwitz
Nigel Stock General
Timothy West Vaclav
Aubrey Woods Actor
Cyril Cross Actor
Josef Laufer Actor

Technical Credits
Lewis Gilbert Director
Thelma Connell Editor
Henri Decaë Cinematographer
Carter DeHaven Producer
Ronald Harwood Screenwriter
David Hentschel Score Composer
Bohuslav Kulic Art Director
William McCrow Art Director
Stanley O'Toole Producer
Doug Turner Sound/Sound Designer
Roy Whybrow Special Effects

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