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The Search (1948)

Passed  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  26 March 1948 (USA)
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In the Post-War Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy to find his mother.

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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 <booda@datasync.com>

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26 March 1948 (USA)  »

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Die Gezeichneten  »

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The picture on the wall seen when all the Jewish children leave the UNRRA facility is Theodor Herzl. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jerry Fisher: [holds up picture of sexily-posed woman] What'd he tell you for that?
Karel Malik: The tomato!
Jerry Fisher: [to Steve, who's standing nearby] Ohhhh, brother! You'd better stick to building bridges!
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Remade as The Search (2014) See more »

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'S Wonderful
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by George Gershwin
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My all time favorite
12 August 2001 | by (NH) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film when it was released in 1948. I was a teenager. At that time, in my limited experience, it was the best film I had ever seen. These many decades later I have seen as many films as a devoted movie buff can see; even doing a stint as an usher!

"The Search" remains the best film I have ever seen.


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