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In post-war Berlin, an American private helps a lost Czech boy find his mother.

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Ralph Stevenson
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Mrs. Murray
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Jerry Fisher
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Mrs. Malik
Mary Patton ...
Mrs. Fisher
Ewart G. Morrison ...
Mr. Crookes
William Rogers ...
Tom Fisher
Ivan Jandl ...
Karel Malik
Leopold Borkowski ...
Joel Makowsky
Claude Gambier ...
Raoul Dubois
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Fred Zinnemann

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Richard Schweizer ... (screen play)
 
David Wechsler ... (collaborator: on screen play)
 
Paul Jarrico ... (additional dialogue)
 
Montgomery Clift ... () (uncredited)
 
Richard Schweizer ... (story) (uncredited)
 
Betty Smith ... () (uncredited)
 
Peter Viertel ... (draft) (uncredited)

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Oscar Düby ... associate producer
Lazar Wechsler ... producer

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Robert Blum ... (musical score)

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Emil Berna ... director of photography

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Hermann Haller ... film editor

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Míla Mellanová ... assistant director (as Mila Mellanova)

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Thérèse Bonney ... military liaison (as Therese Bonney) / technical advisor (as Therese Bonney)
Eva Landsberg ... technical advisor
Robert D. Mockler ... technical advisor
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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Die Gezeichneten (Switzerland, German title)
  • Les anges marqués (France)
  • Los ángeles perdidos (Spain)
  • Det dagas (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Die Gezeichneten (West Germany)
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  • 104 min
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Budget $250,000 (estimated)

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Trivia Ben Mankiewicz 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 »
Goofs On Clift's right shoulder he wears the patch of the 102nd infantry division, but it is sewed on incorrectly. It is turned 90 degrees to the right. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Imaginary Witness: Hollywood and the Holocaust (2004). See more »
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Quotes [Steve is teaching a young boy, whose name he does not know but has coined Jim, to speak English]
Ralph 'Steve' Stevenson: [to Jim] 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.
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