Promise at Dawn

Promise at Dawn (1970)

Nina is a former silent-film star from Russia who abandons her career to care for her son. She is a single mother -- the boy's father is a famous actor who wants nothing to do with either Nina or her child. She joins an acting troupe where she impersonates a famous French fashion designer, but she leaves the group in Krakow, Poland, when her true identity is discovered. She travels to France, taking several odd jobs in Nice to support her son. When the boy grows to young adulthood, he is recruited to fight during World War II for the French and later the British. He is decorated for valor and returns to locate his estranged mother after two years have passed. Upon arriving home, he finds that his mother had died several years earlier but that she meticulously wrote over 250 letters to give her son moral support and encouragement in the years to come.

  • Samuel A. Taylor
  • Romain Gary
  • Jules Dassin
  • Jules Dassin
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  • Release Date: 1970-11-25
  • Language: English
  • Country: US, FR
  • Runtime: 102

Didier Haudepin

Romain Kacew age 15

Jules Dassin

Ivan Mosjukine (as Perlo Vita)

Melina Mercouri

Nina Kacewa

Fernand Gravey

Jean-Michel Serusier

Jean Martin

Igor Igorevitch

Van Doude


Maria Machado

Nathalie Lissenko

Assi Dayan

Romain Kacew age 25

Jacqueline Porel

Madame Mailer

René Clermont

Mr. Piekielny

Jacqueline Duc

Madame de Rare

Dennis Berry

Belle Gueule

Romain Bouteille

Film Director

Philippe Castelli

Crew Member

Christian de Tillière

Russian Dance Teacher

Charles Millot

Film Director


Russian Violin Teacher
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