Return at Dawn

Return at Dawn (French: Retour à l'aube) is a 1938 French drama film starring Danielle Darrieux, and was directed by Henri Decoin, who co-wrote the screenplay with Pierre Wolff, based on a short story by Vicki Baum. The music score is by Paul Misraki. The sets were designed by the art director Serge Piménoff. It was filmed in Zichyújfalu[1][2] and Budapest, Hungary.

Return at Dawn
Theatrical poster
Directed byHenri Decoin
Produced byJoseph Bercholz
Written byHenri Decoin
Pierre Wolff
Vicki Baum (short story)
StarringDanielle Darrieux
Pierre Dux
Jacques Dumesnil
Music byPaul Misraki
CinematographyLéonce-Henri Burel
Edited byMarguerite Beaugé
Union des Distributeurs Indépendants
Release date
18 November 1938
Running time
90 min


A stationmaster's wife must go to Budapest to claim an inheritance, but is late for a train and she experiences many adventures during the night.



  1. "Vasútállomás-Zichyújfaluban" (HTML). (in Hungarian). Velencei-tó Portál. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. MTI (19 October 2017). "Százéves korában elhunyt Danielle Darrieux" (HTML). (in Hungarian). Mandiner. Retrieved 19 October 2017.

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