Tomorrow We Live (1942)

A French resistance tale based on the true-life story of agent Pearl Witherington.

Film details

Alternative titles

  • At Dawn We Die Alternative


The American title, At Dawn We Die, is a more apt description of this tale of espionage and French resistance, based on a story by Dorothy Hope and scripted by Katherine Strueby.

Greta Gynt plays Marie Duchesne, a role loosely based on real-life Special Operations Executive (SOE) agent Pearl Witherington. Marie leads partisans while wooing the ruthless Nazi occupying commander.

Cast & Credits

Latest from the BFI

  • Latest from the BFI

    Latest news, features and opinion.

More information

Films, TV and people

  • Films, TV and people

    Film lists and highlights from BFI Player.

More information

Sight & Sound magazine

  • Sight & Sound magazine

    Reviews, interviews and features from the international film magazine.

More information

Back to the top