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Portrait from Life Details


Portrait from Life is an over-orchestrated "guilty pleasure" from the glory days of British romance pictures. A German professor sees a portrait in an art gallery which looks exactly like his daughter, who is assumed to have died in the war. The girl (Mai Zetterling) has been living as an amnesiac in Europe, under the protection of a former Nazi bigwig. British army major Guy Rolfe tries to cut through red tape and an tangled-up espionage plot to rescue the girl. Portrait from Life was issued in the US under the imaginative title The Girl in the Painting. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Mai Zetterling
as Hildegarde
Guy Rolfe
as Maj. Lawrence
Patrick Holt
as Ferguson
Herbert Lom
as Hendlemann
Robert Beatty
as Campbell Reid
Peter Murray
as Lieutenant Keith
Thora Hird
as Mrs. Skinner
Cyril Chamberlain
as Supervisor
Michael Hordern
Anthony Steel
Arnold Marle
as Prof. Menzel
Gerard Heinz
as Heine
George Thorpe
Richard Molinas
Hugo Schuster
Gordon Bell
Ernst Thesiger
as Bloomfield
Philo Hauser
as Hans
Sam Kydd
Eric Pohlmann
Nelly Arno
Yvonne Owen
as Helen


Terence Fisher
Muriel Box
Sydney Box
Jack Asher
Muir Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
George Provis
Art Director