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The Lost People (1949)

Set in a German theatre after the Second World War, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees (displaced persons) in this theatre, prior to returning them to... See full summary »

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Bridget Boland (play), Bridget Boland (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Dennis Price ... Ridley
Mai Zetterling ... Lily
Richard Attenborough ... Jan
Siobhan McKenna ... Marie
Maxwell Reed ... Peter
William Hartnell ... Barnes
Gerard Heinz ... Professor
Zena Marshall ... Anna
Olaf Pooley Olaf Pooley ... Milosh
Harcourt Williams ... Priest
Philo Hauser Philo Hauser ... Draja
Jill Balcon ... Rebecca
Grey Blake Grey Blake ... Saunders
Marcel Poncin Marcel Poncin ... Duval
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nelly Arno Nelly Arno ... Old Woman in Box
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Set in a German theatre after the Second World War, two British soldiers are holding a disparate and hostile band of refugees (displaced persons) in this theatre, prior to returning them to their homelands. The soldiers have difficulty dealing with the rivalries between Serb and Croat, resistance fighter and collaborator, Pole and Russian, etc. The threat of plague briefly unites them, but eventually even this wears off and the refugees unite in their hostility to the British. Written by Dan Rebellato

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Drama | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Eleftheroi sklavoi See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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First English speaking feature film of 'Tutte Lemkov'. See more »

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The 26 Year Old Richard Attenborough
17 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

There was an honesty and an integrity in the way that Dickie Attenborough portrayed his role in this film. He demonstrated that he could capture a character well and bring him to life in a film. He was certainly developing as an actor by this stage in his career.


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