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The Divided Heart Details

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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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Charles Crichton United Nations Award 1954 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Charles Crichton Best British Film 1954 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Yvonne Mitchell Best British Actress 1954 Winner

Cast

Yvonne Mitchell
as Sonja
Armin Dahlen
as Franz
Alexander Knox
as Chief Justice
Geoffrey Keen
as Marks
Liam Redmond
as First Justice
Eddie Byrne
as Second Justice
Theodore Bikel
as Josip
Pamela Stirling
as Mlle. Poncet
Gilgi Hauser
as Sonja's Daughter
Carl Duering
Philo Hauser
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Dr. Muller
Alec McCowen
Andre Mikhelson
as Prof. Miran
Richard Molinas
John Schlesinger
as Ticket Collector
Frederick Schrecker
John Welsh
Ilona Ference
Arthur Cortez
Hans Elwenspoek
Ferdinand "Ferdy" Mayne
as Dr. Muller
John Schlesinger
as Ticket Collector
Andre Mikhelson
as Prof. Miran

Crew

Charles Crichton
Director
Richard Hughes
Screenwriter
Jack Whittingham
Screenwriter
Otto Heller
Cinematographer
Georges Auric
Composer (Music Score)
Dock Mathieson
Musical Direction/Supervision
Peter Bezencenet
Editor
Edward Carrick
Art Director
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