Little Boy Lost (1953)

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A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Bill Wainwright
Claude Dauphin ...
Pierre Verdier
Christian Fourcade ...
Jean (The Little Boy)
Gabrielle Dorziat ...
Mother Superior
Nicole Maurey ...
Lisa Garret
Colette Deréal ...
Georgette Anys ...
Madame Quilleboeuf
Henri Letondal ...
Tracing Service Clerk
Michael Moore ...
Peter Baldwin ...
Lt. Walker


A war correspondent who was stationed in Paris during WW II married a French girl who was murdered by the Nazis. After the war he returns to to try to find his son, whom he lost during a bombing raid but has been told is living in an orphanage in Paris. Written by

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STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART (original print ad - all caps)




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October 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Einmal wird die Sonne wieder scheinen  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Originally a live play (with a different cast) presented on the "Philco Television Playhouse". See more »


Mon Coeur est un Violin
Music by Miarka Laparcerie
Lyrics by Jack Lawrence and Ralph Maria Siegel
Sung by Bing Crosby and also by Zarah Leander
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I loved this movie for the story, the setting and Bing Crosby.
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This movie is one of Bing Crosby's best. I liked it better than "The Country Girl." In this dramatic role he is very believable as a father looking for a son he thought was gone. The storyline is a serious one and Crosby plays his part with compassion and urgency. The little boy in the movie is great and enjoyable to watch. I have been looking for this movie for many years and have friends who have also been looking for this movie on VHS or DVD. When I first saw "Little Boy Lost" I couldn't understand why I hadn't seen it before the 80's. The story takes place after WWII and perhaps there wasn't a market for this type of movie. I saw it on AMC and then it disappeared. It is heartwarming and the setting in Paris makes it very believable as I'm sure that the situation portrayed in the movie happened to a lot of GI's. I highly recommend this movie if it ever comes out on DVD. I can't wait to see it again.

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