The Search Movie Review 1948

Information and Film Reviews for The Search the Movie

Staff rating

Visitor rating
4.0 from 0 reviews

Clift, an American solider stationed in post-WWII Berlin, befriends a homeless nine-year-old amnesiac boy (Jandl) and tries to find his family. Meanwhile, his mother has been searching the Displaced Persons camps for her son. Although Clift wants to adopt the boy, he steps aside, and mother and son are finally reunited. "The Search" was shot on location in the American Occupied Zone of Germany. Jandl won a special juvenile Oscar in his first (and only) film role. This was also Clift's first screen appearance, although this movie was actually filmed after his debut in "Red River," it was released first.


MGM Home Entertainment, 2500 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404-6061, Phone: (310)449-3000, Fax: (310)449-3100, URL:, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS
Running time 105 minutes.

Cast and Crew

World War II, Family Ties, Postwar, Berlin
Paul Jarrico
Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, Ivan Jandl, Jarmila Novotna, Wendell Corey
Fred Zinnemann


Oscars 1948: Story; Golden Globes 1949: Screenplay.

Copyright © 2024 Net Industries - All Rights Reserved