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Lost Daughter (1949)

Portrait from Life (original title)
Intrigued by the portrait of a Jewish girl at a London art gallery, a British Army Major attempts to find her amongst the refugees living in various camps for displaced people in post-World War II Germany.

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Terence Fisher

Writers:

Frank Harvey (screenplay by) (as Frank Harvey Jnr.), Muriel Box (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mai Zetterling ... Lidia aka Hildegarde
Robert Beatty ... Campbell Reid
Guy Rolfe ... Major Lawrence
Herbert Lom ... Fritz Kottler Hendlemann
Patrick Holt ... Ferguson
Arnold Marlé Arnold Marlé ... Professor Franz Menzel
Sybille Binder ... Eitel Hendlmann (as Sybilla Binder)
George Thorpe George Thorpe ... Brigadier
Gerard Heinz ... Heine
Philo Hauser Philo Hauser ... Hans Ackermann
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Skinner
Ernest Thesiger ... Bloomfield (scenes deleted)
John Blythe ... Johnnie
Cyril Chamberlain Cyril Chamberlain ... Supervisor
Betty Lynne Betty Lynne ... Interpreter
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Storyline

A British Army officer becomes fascinated by the portrait of a young woman. He travels to Germany to find her, only to discover that she is suffering from amnesia. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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A psychological thriller, a captivating mystery, a tender love story - all brilliantly COMBINED INTO ONE EXCITING MOTION PICTURE


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

10 January 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lost Daughter See more »

Filming Locations:

Piccadilly, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP132,800 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Credited theatrical movie debut of Anthony Steel (Bridegroom). See more »

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Zetterling stars
4 February 2019 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Main Zetterling despite being 24 convinces as an 18 year old girl in a displaced persons camp.Also very prominent at the beginning of a long are errors.He is Herbert Lom.Lots of other familiar faces at the beginning of their new post war careers.This film is of historical interest now,showing how people were trying to sort themselves out after the war.


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