Operation Daybreak

Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom in the US)[1] is a 1975 Second World War film based on the true story of Operation Anthropoid, the assassination of SS General Reinhard Heydrich in Prague. Starring Anthony Andrews, Timothy Bottoms and Martin Shaw, it was directed by Lewis Gilbert and shot mostly on location in Prague. It is adapted from the book Seven Men at Daybreak by Alan Burgess.[2]

Operation Daybreak
Directed byLewis Gilbert
Produced byCarter DeHaven
Screenplay byRonald Harwood
Based onSeven Men at Daybreak
by Alan Burgess
StarringAnthony Andrews
Timothy Bottoms
Martin Shaw
Music byDavid Hentschel
CinematographyHenri Decaë
Edited byThelma Connell
Howard R. Schuster, Inc.
American Allied Studios
Barrandov Studios
Distributed byWarner Bros. (US)
Columbia-Warner (UK)
Release date
  • November 1975 (1975-11) (US (limited))
  • 29 February 1976 (1976-02-29) (UK)
Running time
118 minutes
United States


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