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Film, Drama

Time Out says

As the first Hollywood movie to be shot in post-WWII Germany, the authenticity of Zinnemann's film cannot be faulted. Recounting the wartime experiences of a ten-year-old Czech boy (Jandl), separated from his mother and cared for by an American soldier (Clift), it seems snatched from the pages of a newspaper. Although there's a slight suspicion that (as in Rossellini's work from this period) the plight of children is being used as a sort of emotional shorthand, the integrity and moving effect of this piece is never really in doubt.


Release details

105 mins

Cast and crew

Fred Zinnemann
Richard Schweizer, David Wechsler
Wendell Corey
Ivan Jandl
Jarmila Novotna
Montgomery Clift
Aline MacMahon
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