The Divided Heart (1954)

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Based on a true story, The Divided Heart is an effective, high-gloss British soap opera. Cornell Borchers stars as Inga, a young German woman who disappears and is presumed killed during WW2. Inga's infant son is placed in an orphanage; years later, the boy is adopted by childless couple Sonja (Yvonne Mitchell) and Franz (Armin Dahmen). The adoptive parents' future happiness is shattered when Inga returns, insisting that the child be returned to her. The film is scrupulously fair to both Inga and Sonja, giving generous screen time to the wartime horrors experienced by the former and the eminent parental suitability of the latter. Of the supporting cast, Alexander Knox stands out as the judge presiding over the climactic custody battle.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
Ealing Studios

Cast

Yvonne Mitchell
as Sonja Slavko
Cornell Borchers
as Inga Hartl
Armin Dahlen
as Franz Hartl
Alexander Knox
as Chief Justice
Liam Redmond
as First Justice
Eddie Byrne
as Second Justice
Andre Mikhelson
as Prof. Miran
Pamela Stirling
as Mlle. Poncet
Michel Ray
as Toni
Gilgi Hauser
as Sonja's Daughter
Maria Leontovitsch
as Sonja's Daughter
Hans Kuhn
as Foreman
John Schlesinger
as Ticket Collector
Orest Orloff
as Reporter
Ilona Ference
as Reporter
Randal Kinkead
as Reporter
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