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Desperate Search (1952)

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Desperate Search is a lower-echelon MGM programmer, elevated by the crisp direction of cult favorite Joseph H. Lewis. Jane Greer plays the mother of two small children who are on board an airliner which crashes. The children survive, but are stranded in the middle of the Canadian wilderness. With the help of forest ranger Keenan Wynn and bush pilot Howard Keel, Greer launches an agonizing all-points search for the missing children. Desperate Search was an entertaining and efficient means for MGM to keep its contract players busy at minimum cost. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Cast

Howard Keel
as Vince Heldon
Jane Greer
as Julie Heldon
Patricia Medina
as Nora Stead
Robert Burton
as Wayne Langmuir
Elaine Stewart
as Stewardess
Jonathan Cott
as Detective
Richard Simmons
as Communicator
Dick Simmons
as Communicator
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Simple film lacks invention.

May 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Exciting, taut action/adventure programmer about the rescue by a father of his two children, who are the sole survivors of an air crash.

January 14, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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