A Shot at Dawn

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A Shot at Dawn
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Directed by Alfred Zeisler
Written byHarry Jenkins (play)
Rudolph Cartier
Egon Eis
Otto Eis
Produced by Erich Pommer
Starring Ery Bos
Genia Nikolaieva
Karl Ludwig Diehl
Theodor Loos
Cinematography Werner Bohne
Konstantin Irmen-Tschet
Edited by Erno Hajos
Music by Bronislau Kaper
Distributed byUFA
Release date
18 June 1932
Running time
73 minutes
Language German

A Shot at Dawn (German: Schuß im Morgengrauen) is a 1932 German crime film directed by Alfred Zeisler and starring Ery Bos, Genia Nikolaieva and Karl Ludwig Diehl. It was based on the play The Woman and the Emerald by Harry Jenkins and recounts a jewel theft. [1] It was shot at the Babelsberg Studios with sets designed by the art directors Willi Herrmann and Herbert O. Phillips. A separate French-language version Coup de feu à l'aube was also produced.



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  1. Youngkin p.72-73