GenreDrama, History, War ScreenplayRonald Harwood CountryCzechoslovakia
Release dateNovember 1975 (1975-11) (US (limited))
29 February 1976 (1976-02-29) (UK) Based onSeven Men at Daybreak
by Alan Burgess WriterAlan Burgess (novel), Ronald Harwood (screenplay) CastTimothy Bottoms (Jan Kubis), Anthony Andrews (Jozef Gabcík), Martin Shaw (Karel Curda), Anton Diffring (Reinhard Heydrich) Similar moviesHangmen Also Die! (1943)
TaglineIt was a hit and run operation with no place to run
Operation daybreak ambush scene
Operation Daybreak (also known as The Price of Freedom in the US) 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.