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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.

Director:

Guy Green

Writer:

Janet Green (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Farrar ... Det. Insp. Craig
David Knight ... Lee Cochrane
Julia Arnall ... Sue Cochrane
Anthony Oliver Anthony Oliver ... Sgt. Lyel
Eleanor Summerfield Eleanor Summerfield ... Sgt. Cook
Anna Turner Anna Turner ... Mrs. Robey
Anne Paige Anne Paige ... Nanny
Thora Hird ... Kelly's Landlady
Marjorie Rhodes Marjorie Rhodes ... Mrs. Jeffries
Everley Gregg Everley Gregg ... Viscountess
Meredith Edwards ... Sgt. Davies
Irene Prador Irene Prador ... Mitzi
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Miss Gill (as Anita Bolster)
Beverley Brooks Beverley Brooks ... Pam
Brenda Hogan 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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Snatched from a Mother's arms, Lost in a dark world of terror See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tears for Simon See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastman Color)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Julia Arnall receives an 'introducing' credit. See more »

Quotes

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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Have you looked down the back of the sofa? What about the fridge? Where did you have it last?
21 October 2008 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Lost is a decent little British film that pretty much covers all bases regarding the search for a kidnapped baby. David Knight and Julia Arnall are the American couple whose baby is snatched from under the nose of their nanny when she parks his pram outside a chemists shop in London. A frantic search ensues, led by the reassuringly gruff Detective Inspector played by David Farrar, who has to wade through a mass of red herrings before his dogged investigation finally leads him to the culprit.

Lost is a rare example of a mid-fifties British drama filmed in colour, and its most fascinating aspect is the location shots of familiar London streets populated by people either now long-gone or in the sunset of their lives. The story is quite absorbing, although a little uneven, and everything is much more polite than it would be today. Having said that, the story's subject matter is probably more relevant today than it was when the film was made, and it wouldn't take much tweaking to be brought up to date and slotted into an ITV Sunday night drama schedule.

A few familiar faces make unexpected appearances: one of the girls in the chemist shop is an 18-year-old Barbara Windsor, and the flirtatious seller of ice creams in Kensington Park is her Carry On co-star, Joan Sims. Mona Washbourne, Dandy Nichols, Thora Hird, Joan Hickson, Percy Herbert and Shirley-Anne Field are also in there somewhere, largely in blink and you'll miss them roles.


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