Striking locations in rubble-strewn post-war Germany lend telling conviction to this affecting documentary-influenced story about displaced children liberated from the camps. Playing a US army engineer trying to do the decent thing, Clift personally reworked his scenes with Czech waif Jandl (himself winner of an honorary Oscar), and the unadorned simplicity of the results attests to his emotional sensitivity and dramatic instincts.
- Fred Zinnemann
- Montgomery Clift, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey, Jarmila Novotna, Mary Patton, Ewart G. Morrison, William Rogers, Ivan Jandl, Leopold Borkowski, Claude Gambier
- 104 min
- Switzerland, USA