The Searching Wind
The Searching Wind is a 1946 American feature film directed by William Dieterle and starring Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney, and Ann Richards. It is based on the play of the same name by Lillian Hellman. It had originally been planned for producer Hal Wallis to make the film at Warner Bros., but after he left the studio he brought the project to Paramount Pictures.
|The Searching Wind|
|Directed by||William Dieterle|
|Produced by||Hal Wallis|
|Screenplay by||Lillian Hellman|
|Based on||The Searching Wind|
by Lillian Hellman
|Music by||Victor Young|
|Edited by||Warren Low|
Hal Wallis Productions
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
In 1945, after hearing of the death of Mussolini, an American career diplomat and his family reflect on his mistakes he made during the interwar years.
- Robert Young as Alex Hazen
- Sylvia Sidney as Cassie Bowman
- Ann Richards as Emily Hazen
- Dudley Digges as Moses
- Douglas Dick as Sam Hazen
- Albert Basserman as Count Von Stammer
- Dan Seymour as Torrone
- Ian Wolfe as Sears
- Marietta Canty as Sophronia
- Norma Varden as Mrs. Hayworth
- Charles D. Brown as Carter
- Don Castle as David
- William Trenk as Ponette
- Mickey Kuhn as Sam as a Boy
Hellman's play debuted on Broadway in 1944 and ran for 318 performances. Montgomery Clift was in the original cast.
- The Searching Wind at TCMDB
- Dick p.112-13
- The Searching Wind at IBDB
- Dick, Bernard F. Hal Wallis: Producer to the Stars. University Press of Kentucky, 2015.
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