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Director  Guy Green
Country  United Kingdom
6.2/10 IMDb

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Language  English
Lost (1956 film) movie poster
Release date  31 January 1956
Writer  Janet Green (original screenplay)
Tagline  Hitchcock Couldn't Top This For Sheer Suspense!

Lost (also called Tears for Simon) is a 1956 British thriller film directed by Guy Green. It is set in 1950s London, and revolves around the apparent kidnapping of a young American couple's baby.

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Plot

US embassy employee Lee Cochrane and his wife discover their 18-month-old son Simon has been abducted, when their nanny leaves the child unattended outside a chemist's shop. London Detective Inspector Craig pledges to find the child, though clues are thin on the ground.

Cast

  • David Farrar as Detective Inspector Craig
  • David Knight as Lee Cochrane
  • Julia Arnall as Sue Cochrane
  • Anthony Oliver as Sergeant Lyel
  • Thora Hird as Kelly's landlady
  • Eleanor Summerfield as Sergeant Cook
  • Anne Paige as Nanny
  • Marjorie Rhodes as Mrs. Jeffries
  • Anna Turner as Mrs. Robey
  • Everley Gregg as Viscountess
  • Meredith Edwards as Sergeant Davies
  • Anita Sharp-Bolster as Miss Gill (billed as Anita Bolster)
  • Beverly Brooks as Pam (telephone operator) - uncredited
  • Critical reception

    Allmovie wrote, "This nail-biting film is filled to capacity with many of Britain's top supporting players, including Thora Hird, Everley Gregg, Joan Sims, Shirley Anne Field, Joan Hickson, Dandy Nichols, Mona Washbourne, Barbara Windsor and George Woodbridge"; and the Radio Times wrote, "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."

    Benjamin frankel music from lost aka tears for simon 1956


    References

    Lost (1956 film) Wikipedia
    Lost (1956 film) IMDb Lost (1956 film) themoviedb.org


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