The Searching Wind (1946)


In the decades preceding World War II, American diplomat Alex Hazen watches the rise of Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler but does not use any of his ambassadorial powers to intervene. Instead, Hazen subscribes to the dominant policy of appeasement, believing the belligerent dictators will eventually soften. Although married, he is in love with journalist Cassie Bowwman — but her feelings about the threat posed by fascism differs severely from his.

Director: William Dieterle.
Stars: Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, Dudley Digges, Douglas Dick, Marietta Canty, Ian Wolfe, Albert Bassermann, Norma Varden, Charles D. Brown, Don Castle, William Trenk, Mickey Kuhn, Ann Carter.


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  1. Alfredo
    November 15, 2018

    This little known film deserves to be reappraised . From an original play by Lillian Hellman, it is first rate entertainment to the very end. The cast, headed by the GREAT Sylvia Sydney , and outstanding performances by a first rate cast, it was one of the first postwar films to deal seriously with events that took place before and during WWII. A Hal Wallis production I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it !!
    And I thank Jon for uploading this one !!!!

  2. Michael
    December 28, 2018

    thanks Jon for the memories.

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