A silent nine-year-old Czech boy, a survivor of Auschwitz, flees a refugee center in postwar Germany and is found by an American G.I. At the same time, the boy's mother, the sole surviving member of his family, searches refugee centers for her son. Time, distance, and the massive numbers of refugee children are factors hampering the reunion of mother and son. Written by
Martin H. Booda <email@example.com>
Everybody agrees MGM's The Search is a wonderful motion picture !
Did You Know?
on TCM indicated that Ivan Jandl
spoke no English at the time this film was made and that his English dialogue was phonetically memorized. See more
Steve (Montgomery Clift
) leaves Karel a sandwich by the side of the road, and drives off in his Army Jeep. As he drives off, a cameraman's or director's hand can be seen reflected in the windshield, motioning Karel to move forward and retrieve the food that Steve just left him. Sure enough, right on cue, we see Karel move forward to pick up the sandwich. See more
[holds up picture of sexily-posed woman
What'd he tell you for that?
[to Steve, who's standing nearby
Ohhhh, brother! You'd better stick to building bridges!
Referenced in Montgomery Clift
Music by Bedrich Smetana
In the score when the river is first shown See more