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Lost Daughter (1948)
"Portrait from Life" (original title)

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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Campbell Reid
Major Lawrence
Fritz Kottler Hendlemann
Patrick Holt ...
Arnold Marlé ...
Professor Franz Menzel
Sybille Binder ...
Eitel Hendlmann
Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Skinner
Gerard Heinz ...
Yvonne Owen ...
Bloomfield (scenes deleted)
John Blythe ...
Philo Hauser ...
Hans Ackermann
George Thorpe ...
Cyril Chamberlain ...


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 <>

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31 January 1949 (Sweden)  »

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Full Credit to the Gainsborough Sound Department
30 November 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Unlike many 1940s movies, this film came from over with crisp dialogue so I did not have to turn the volume control up to listen to the screenplay.Even my wife noticed it had good sound production standards.Guy Rolfe an army officer in 1946, to kill time sees a portrait in a forces art gallery and makes the acquaintance there of the Jewish father of the girl posing for it, (Mai Zetterling).As he has just been jilted, he has time on his hands as the army has given him temporary leave from his army job in Hannover, Germany.

Fascinated by the portrait, he sets out to find the girl from the masses of "DPs" (displaced persons) in Europe who were stateless at the end of WW11 and placed in special camps by the allies.I also liked hearing authentic German spoken by the cast which included Herbert Lom at the beginning of his film career.As there is a surprise ending I will draw a veil over my comments so as not to provide a spoiler.A good production which held my interest to the end.7/10

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