HOLD BACK THE DAWN
Directed by Mitchell Leisen
Starring Charles Boyer, Olivia de Havilland, Paulette Goddard
Screenplay by Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett, Richard Maibaum, S. Manuel Reachi
Approx. 125 min. 35mm/DCP.
In a SUNSET BOULEVARD-like flashback, Rumanian gigolo Charles Boyer cools his heels in a cheap Mexican hotel while waiting for his American visa, then marries naive schoolteacher Olivia de Havilland to cut his waiting time. Scripted by Brackett and Wilder, who had waited for his own visa in a similar bordertown. With Paulette Goddard.
“Crowded with most engaging characters and smoking with Mr. Boyer's charm.”
– The New York Times