The Lost People (1949)
Directed by Muriel Box / Bernard Knowles
Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The Lost People is a pedantic British drama set in a large, abandoned German theatre just after the War. A disparate group of homeless refugees huddle together within the structure. As they get to know each other, old wounds are opened, social and religious clashes break out, recriminations melt into reconciliations, and the theatre threatens to become a metaphor for the World At Large. In fact, it's not a threat but a foregone conclusion. The Lost People is based on Cockpit, a play by Bridget Boland.
carrier, war, army-officer, Britain, brother, captain [military], death, displaced-persons, Germany, group, killing, lost, man, officer, peace, plague, problems, quarantine, refugee, sergeant, stage, theory, threat, woman, youth