Charles Boyer and Olivia de Havilland star in "Hold Back the Dawn," a 1941 film also starring Paulette Goddard, Walter Abel, and Rosemary de Camp.
This film is an A all the way - the cast, the script by Wilder and Brackett, and direction by Mitchell Liesen, all great.
The story is about immigrants stuck in Mexico as they wait to get into the United States, most of them living at the Hotel Esperanza. There's a quota, and depending on what country you're from, the quota can mean a long wait.
"Hold Back the Dawn" is told in flashback, beginning with Boyer, as Roumanian Georges Iscovescu, approaching someone at Paramount, trying to sell his story. It begins with him as…