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Lost Daughter (1949)

Portrait from Life (original title)
A British army officer becomes fascinated by the portrait of a young woman. He travels to Germany to find her only to discover that she is suffering from amnesia.

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Campbell Reid
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Major Lawrence
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Fritz Kottler Hendlemann
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Ferguson
Arnold Marlé ...
Professor Franz Menzel
Sybille Binder ...
Eitel Hendlmann
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Mrs. Skinner
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Heine
Yvonne Owen ...
Helen
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Bloomfield (scenes deleted)
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Johnnie
Philo Hauser ...
Hans Ackermann
George Thorpe ...
Brigadier
Cyril Chamberlain ...
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A British army officer becomes fascinated by the portrait of a young woman. He travels to Germany to find her only to discover that she is suffering from amnesia. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A psychological thriller, a captivating mystery, a tender love story - all brilliantly COMBINED INTO ONE EXCITING MOTION PICTURE

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10 January 1949 (UK)  »

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Lost Daughter  »

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The first film of Douglas Sinden. See more »

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Brilliant Post War Drama
12 March 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great movie with expert direction from Terence Fisher. I appreciated how the narration was interjected by Guy Rolfe at the appropriate times in the film giving the viewer deeper understanding. Rolfe, Albert Marle (the Professor), and Herbert Lom are standouts and Mai Zetterling was radiant. Excellent suspense with a very moving ending. The storyline itself is rote - the search for a missing child after WW2 - but the telling of the story itself is wonderful. Not to be missed.


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