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Tears for Simon (1956)

Lost (original title)
An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.

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Det. Insp. Craig
David Knight ...
Lee Cochrane
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Sue Cochrane
Anthony Oliver ...
Sgt. Lyel
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Kelly's landlady
Eleanor Summerfield ...
Sgt. Cook
Anne Paige ...
Nanny
Marjorie Rhodes ...
Mrs. Jeffries
Anna Turner ...
Mrs. Robey
Everley Gregg ...
Viscountess
Meredith Edwards ...
Sgt. Davies
Irene Prador ...
Mitzi
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Miss Gill (as Anita Bolster)
Beverley Brooks ...
Pam
Brenda Hogan ...
Sue's secretary
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An 18 month old baby disappears in London. Detective Inspector Craig tries to find the child but there aren't many clues.

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4 January 1957 (USA)  »

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Ice Cream Seller in the Park: What are you trying to do, get off with me?
Det. Insp. Craig: I'm a police officer.
Ice Cream Seller in the Park: That's no guarantee of good behaviour!
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Fascinating British Thriller
15 February 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

'Lost' is rather like one of those old 1950s public information films - the acting and dialogue are crisp and stylised, real emotion is kept in check, and the boys in blue will always uncover your man (or woman). Brilliant use is made of UK locations (mainly in London), and the slice of life in 1955 is fascinating. Technicolor is also superb, and the whole thing looks great. It's dated sure - sometimes hilariously so - but then it is half a century old, and anyway that's half its charm. Red herrings litter the plot, and the clifftop climax is suitably atmospheric. Look out for a very youthful Thora Hird and Joan Sims. Recommended.


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