The Divided Heart Poster

Release Date: 1954

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
During the turmoil of World War II, a German woman named Inga (Cornell Borchers) goes missing and is presumed dead, orphaning a young boy. The toddler is found wandering the streets by a well-meaning and childless couple (Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen), and they agree to take the child in and raise him as their own. But, when the boy (Michel Ray) is 10 years old, Inga returns, demanding custody of her son. It's up to a sympathetic judge (Alexander Knox) to decide what's best for the boy.

Cast: Cornell Borchers, Yvonne Mitchell, Armin Dahlen, Alexander Knox, Geoffrey Keen, Liam Redmond, Eddie Byrne, Theodore Bikel

Director: Charles Crichton

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Republic, Ealing Studios

Keywords: Emotional, Rivalry, Quest, Melodramatic, 1940s, Family, Judge, House, 1950s


Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Winner United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)
Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1955)