Desperate Search

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
Not much dramatic fat on Lewis's involving open-air suspense picture about the search for a couple of children who have survived an air crash somewhere in the mountains of British Columbia. A familiar set-up brings professional and personal rivalries between Keel's reformed alcoholic father, his iron-willed ex-wife, pilot Patricia Medina, and latest (non-airborne) flame Jane Greer, but there's little sentiment in the handling of the children's plight and good-egg support from moustachioed Keenan Wynn. A minor thing perhaps, but they did a sound job with what they had.

Release details

Duration: 73 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Screenwriter: Walter Doniger
Cast: Howard Keel
Jane Greer
Patricia Medina
Keenan Wynn
Robert Burton
Lee Aaker
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