7.0/10
129
4 user 1 critic

The Divided Heart (1954)

Approved | | Drama | 11 August 1955 (USA)
A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles Crichton
Reviews
Won 2 BAFTA Film Awards. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

PT Raiders (1955)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A trio of ex-servicemen begin smuggling innocuous black market items into post-war Britain, but through greed they graduate to more sinister cargo.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Richard Attenborough, George Baker, Bill Owen
Cage of Gold (1950)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A young bride believes her husband has been killed. After a suitable period of mourning, she re-marries. But then her "dead" husband comes back and tries to extort money from her.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald
The Hireling (1973)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young British woman suffering from depression over the loss of her husband develops an unusual relationship with her chauffeur.

Director: Alan Bridges
Stars: Robert Shaw, Sarah Miles, Peter Egan
The Third Key (1956)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Police drama. The sleuths of Scotland Yard try to solve a series of burglaries.

Director: Charles Frend
Stars: Jack Hawkins, John Stratton, Dorothy Alison
Frieda (1947)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: David Farrar, Glynis Johns, Mai Zetterling
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Surrounded by new 1950s East End high-rise flats, a London detective thinks back to how different things were in the late 1930s. Then it was an area of overcrowded tenements teeming with ... See full summary »

Director: J. Lee Thompson
Stars: Sylvia Syms, Herbert Lom, Ronald Howard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On Romney Marsh at the turn of the century, a woman farmer has three suitors.

Directors: Charles Frend, Robert Hamer
Stars: Googie Withers, Jean Kent, John McCallum
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

With her husband away to fight in World War II, a housewife struggles to care for their two daughters - and a pair of lodgers who have moved in - alone.

Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten
Drama | Sci-Fi | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When the U.S. and Russia unwittingly test atomic bombs at the same time, it alters the nutation (axis of rotation) of the Earth.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: Edward Judd, Janet Munro, Leo McKern
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A charming but ruthless criminal holds the family of a bank manager hostage as part of a cold-blooded plan to steal 97,000 pounds.

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Peter Cushing, André Morell, Richard Vernon
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

During the Cold War, a RN warrant officer stationed in the British Embassy in Warsaw leaks secrets to his Polish girlfriend who's a Soviet agent and after his transfer to a naval station in Britain he joins a Soviet spy ring.

Director: Robert Tronson
Stars: Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The compère of a seedy strip club struggles to keep one step ahead of the bookies to whom he owes money.

Director: Ken Hughes
Stars: Anthony Newley, Julia Foster, Robert Stephens
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cornell Borchers ... Inga
Yvonne Mitchell ... Sonja
Armin Dahlen ... Franz
Alexander Knox ... The Chief Justice
Geoffrey Keen ... Marks
Liam Redmond ... First Justice
Eddie Byrne ... Second Justice
Theodore Bikel ... Josip
Ferdy Mayne ... Dr. Muller
André Mikhelson André Mikhelson ... Prof. Miran (as Andre Mikhelson)
Pamela Stirling Pamela Stirling ... Mlle. Poncet
Michel Ray ... Toni
Martin Keller Martin Keller ... Toni
Krystyna Rumistrzewicz Krystyna Rumistrzewicz ... Mitzi
Mark Gübhard Mark Gübhard ... Max (as Mark Guebhard)
Edit

Storyline

A three-year-old orphan is adopted by a German couple shortly after World War II. On his tenth birthday, he is told that his mother, a Yugoslav refugee, is alive and wants him back. The case must be decided in court, which must decide with whom the boy will be better off. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Two women - each with the right to call this boy her son.

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Slovenian

Release Date:

11 August 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ayrilan Kalbler See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Gaumont Kalee) (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Grateful acknowledgment is due to Richard Hughes for his contribution to the film. See more »

Quotes

First Justice: Wars leave behind a stain of shame which the centuries will not wash away.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Hit the heart, years before I became more cynical
23 October 2000 | by imogen.chivSee all my reviews

I went to see this film when I was about 15 yrs old. It made a big impression on me because I was very idealistic then. The film was honestly and earnestly made, straight as a die, that was its charm. The fact is it only cost 1/- to get in the cinema to see it. In todays money that is about 5p. The film belongs in that era of course, the fifties. I have never fogotten the little boy in court trying to decide which parent he should choose to be with. He conveyed the correct personal inner torment of knowing he should choose his real mother, but being so used to his adoptive one.


19 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

IMDb Freedive: Watch Movies and TV Series for Free

Watch Hollywood hits and TV favorites for free with IMDb Freedive. Start streaming on IMDb and Fire TV devices today!

Start watching

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed