The New Pictures, Mar. 29, 1948

The Search (MGM) is a kind of picture which Hollywood should be thanked for sponsoring. It was produced in Switzerland and in Occupied Germany, by Lazar (The Last Chance) Wechsler, without benefit of movie marquee names. Its subject—Europe's D.P.s—is alive, urgent and deeply moving.

The suffering of millions of people is beyond comprehension. Wisely, this story focuses on just two individual samples of it—a Czech mother (Metropolitan Soprano Jarmila Novotna*) and her little boy (Ivan Jandl, who was "discovered" in a Prague radio station).

The mother, obsessed with her search for the child that...

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