Deadline at Dawn is a 1946 FILM NOlR, directed by Harold Clurman. It was written by Clifford Odets and based on a novel of the same name by Cornell Woolrich (as William Irish). TThe director of photography was RKO regular Nicholas Musuraca. The musical score was by German refugee composer Hanns Eisler. It stars Susan Hayward, Bill Williams and Paul Lukas.