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The Search (1948)
08. Oct 2005 at 09:02
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Watched this movie again after many years. It's one of those movies that sticks in one's mind forever. Set and filmed in post WWII Berlin amid the ruins, it stars Montgomery Clift and newcomer Ivan Jandl as a war 'orphan' in search of his mother.

Ivan Jandl's performance is one of the best by a child actor, he was awarded a 'juvenile' Oscar for his work.

A sad footnote is that 'Ivan Jandl's performance in the movie gave so much hope to the people of Czechoslovakia that the Russian Govt. took him out of school and put him to work in a rock quarry. He was forced to work there for a long time and never full recovered from the strains put on him at the time. He lived the rest of his life in a sickly state, and died relatively young.'

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Reply #1 - 08. Oct 2005 at 18:30
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I also vividly remember this film and have hoped for a long time that it would have been released on DVD. I doubt that it will ever show up on DVD. It is a wonderful film that gets to you deep down inside. Thanks for the pictures.
  
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Reply #2 - 23. Oct 2005 at 16:54
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I saw the film again recently too, on TCM. I was extremely touched by Ivan's performance. Bless him, wherever he may be now.
  
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Reply #3 - 10. Feb 2007 at 18:51
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Is this academy award winning film on dvd anywhere?
  
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Reply #4 - 27. Apr 2007 at 04:23
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Is this academy award winning film on dvd anywhere?


There's a link on Amazon ( (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)) but it says it is not available yet, however it's on Turner Classic Movies right now if you've got cable in Australia.
  
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Reply #5 - 27. Apr 2007 at 08:10
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lol.... no cable in Australia here.

This film should certainly be on dvd, simply because it is nearly a masterpiece in the art of motion pictures.

The Academy Awards recognized it as such, and it seems odd that so many other films get a dvd treatment before one such as this.

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