Lost

Lost

Guy Green (1955)

89min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This film succeeds because it confronts every parent's nightmare: what happens when you suddenly look away and find your child is missing when you look back? Of course, this being a class-riddled Rank picture, it's the nanny who loses the baby, but it's pretty harrowing nonetheless, despite the casting of insipid David Knight and Julia Arnall as baby Simon's parents. Granite-faced cop David Farrar is on hand to bring grit to screenwriter Janet Green's earnest chase movie, and not-so-hidden among the red herrings are a welter of British character players, with particularly impressive work from Thora Hird. The little-known Anna Turner also gives a fine performance as the tormented baby-snatcher, and Harry Waxman's colour location photography is superb, but the cliff-top climax is a little hard to believe.

Summary

The events following a baby's abduction are followed from the point of view of the kidnappers, the police, the media, and the youngster's frantic parents. As the investigation into the disappearance gets under way, clues are in short supply - leaving officers desperately hoping for the break which will help them find the villains and save the victim. Drama, starring David Farrar, David Knight, Thora Hird and Julia Arnall.

Cast & Crew

Inspector Craig David Farrar
Lee Cochrane David Knight
Sue Cochrane Julia Arnall
Sergeant Lyel Anthony Oliver
Landlady Thora Hird
Sergeant Cook Eleanor Summerfield
Nanny Ann Paige
Mrs Jeffries Marjorie Rhodes
Mrs Robey Anna Turner
Director Guy Green
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: J.A.R.F.D. Ltd
Drama