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
The army jeep that Steve (Montgomery Clift
) is in suddenly changes to a different jeep when he brings Karel back to the Army house. Notice the appearance of large decal lettering in the passenger side window, in addition to other minor differences. See more
[Steve is teaching a young boy, whose name he does not know but has coined Jim, to speak English
Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson
You have no idea how useful it's going to be for you to know English. You can go where ever you like. Everybody knows what 'OK' means. You can use English all over the world. Not, not just America: Canada, Africa, Australia, India. Even in England, they understand English... well, sort of.
Remade as The Search
Hineh Ma Tov
Lyrics from Psalm 133
Sung by the Jewish children to the tune of "Battle Hymn of the Republic" music by William Steffe
(ca 1856) See more