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Thumbnail for The Search (1948) The Search (1948)

Basics Critics:73Viewers:75Rusty:79
Category: DramaNotable as: DramaSub-Category: Black-and-white, War film, DramaRuntime: 105 - 107 minutesColor: black-and-white filmLanguage: EnglishCountry: United States, GermanyFilming location: Germany, NurembergDirector: Fred ZinnemannScreenwriter: Richard Schweizer, David WechslerMusic: Robert BlumCinematography: Emil BernaStars: Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, Jarmila Novotná, Ivan Jandl, Wendell Corey, Mary PattonAwards won: Academy Award for Best Story (Richard Schweizer)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Montgomery Clift)
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.

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