The Search (1948)
Academy Award for Best Director (Fred Zinnemann)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Richard Schweizer)Award details: (details at IMDb)
The Search is a 1948 Swiss-American film directed by Fred Zinnemann which tells the story of a young Auschwitz survivor and his mother who search for each other across post-World War II Europe. It stars Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Jarmila Novotná and Aline MacMahon. One oft cited feature of this film is that many of the scenes were shot amidst the actual ruins of post-war German cities, namely Ingolstadt, Nuremberg, and Würzburg.