Meet Me at Dawn
Directed byThornton Freeland
Peter Creswell
Written byMarcel Achard
Maurice Cowan
James Seymour
Lesley Storm
Anatole Litvak (story)
Produced byMarcel Hellman
StarringWilliam Eythe
Stanley Holloway
Hazel Court
Margaret Rutherford
Basil Sydney
CinematographyGünther Krampf
Edited byEdward B. Jarvis
Music byMischa Spoliansky
Marcel Hellman Productions (as Excelsior Films Ltd.)
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
  • 6 January 1947 (1947-01-06) (UK)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Meet Me at Dawn is a 1947 British romantic comedy film directed by Peter Creswell and Thornton Freeland and starring William Eythe, Stanley Holloway and Hazel Court.[1] The screenplay concerns a very skilled pistol shot who hires himself out to fight and duels in early twentieth century Paris.


Critical reception

The New York Times wrote that the film

is something less than choice either as comedy or romance. In truth, it is plain boring, and the fault isn't Mr. Eythe's. He is pleasant enough in all that he has to do, but the central line of the spread pretty thin...The handful who were present at the first showing yesterday afternoon took "Meet Me at Dawn" without any trace of amusement.[2]


  1. ^ "Meet Me at Dawn (1947) | BFI". Archived from the original on 14 January 2009. Retrieved 29 June 2014.
  2. ^ T.M.P. (18 May 1948). "Movie Review - Meet Me at Dawn - THE SCREEN". Retrieved 29 June 2014.