Hold Back the Dawn

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Hold Back the Dawn

mexico jealousy immigration border gigolo telephone tobacco love teacher american green card told in flashback

Hold Back the Dawn

Release Date: September 26, 1941

Year    :   1941
Slogan    :   «Three great stars in the story of love...coldly conceived from a man's need, and a woman's desire!»
Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Paramount
Director    :   Mitchell Leisen
Producers    :   Arthur Hornblow Jr.
Writers    :   Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Ketti Frings
RunTime    :   116 mins.

Romanian-French gigolo Georges Iscovescu wishes to enter the USA. Stopped in Mexico by the quota system, he decides to marry an American, then desert her and join his old partner Anita, who's done likewise. But after sweeping teacher Emmy Brown off her feet, he finds her so sweet that love and jealousy endanger his plans.

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