Lisa (1962)

112 mins | Adventure | 1962

Director:

Philip Dunne

Writer:

Nelson Gidding

Producer:

Mark Robson

Cinematographer:

Arthur Ibbetson

Production Designer:

Elliot Scott

Production Company:

Red Lion Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Amsterdam, London, Tangiers, and Israel. Opened in London in Jun 1962 as The Inspector. ...

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Location scenes filmed in Amsterdam, London, Tangiers, and Israel. Opened in London in Jun 1962 as The Inspector.

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Kip Gowans
Asst dir
1st & 2nd asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Assembly ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dresser
Draughtsmen
Draughtsmen
Draughtsmen
COSTUMES
Ward supv
Ward master
MUSIC
Mus comp & cond
SOUND
Sd ed
Sd rec
Sd rec
Sd cam op
Boom op
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Prod secy
Casting dir
Prod buyer
Stills
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Inspector by Jan de Hartog (New York, 1960).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Inspector
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 24 May 1962
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Red Lion Productions
24 May 1962
LP21992
Physical Properties:
Sound
Westrex
Color
De Luxe
Widescreen/ratio
CinemaScope
Duration(in mins):
112
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

In 1946 Lisa Held, a survivor of the concentration camp at Auschwitz, falls into the hands of ex-Nazi Thorens, who promises to smuggle her into Palestine; actually he is a white slaver who plans to ship her to South America. She is saved when Dutch policeman Peter Jongman, who is plagued by his failure to save his fiancée from death at the hands of the Nazis, accidentally kills Thorens. Jongman then decides to atone for the past by seeing that Lisa reaches Palestine. He gets them both work on a Dutch barge owned by Captain Brandt, who takes them to Tangiers. There, a flamboyant smuggler, Van der Pink, arranges passage for them to Palestine. During Lisa's medical examination, Peter discovers that the Nazis had used her for surgical experimentation, a series of operations which have made her incapable of being a wife or mother. Peter also learns that he is wanted back in London for questioning about the death of Thorens. Since he knows the British are planning to block Lisa's illegal entry into Palestine, he makes a deal with one of their agents: if Lisa is allowed to enter the country, he will surrender himself to the British police. Once he has accomplished his mission and Lisa is delivered into the hands of the Haganah, Peter leaves to keep his rendezvous with the British ...

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In 1946 Lisa Held, a survivor of the concentration camp at Auschwitz, falls into the hands of ex-Nazi Thorens, who promises to smuggle her into Palestine; actually he is a white slaver who plans to ship her to South America. She is saved when Dutch policeman Peter Jongman, who is plagued by his failure to save his fiancée from death at the hands of the Nazis, accidentally kills Thorens. Jongman then decides to atone for the past by seeing that Lisa reaches Palestine. He gets them both work on a Dutch barge owned by Captain Brandt, who takes them to Tangiers. There, a flamboyant smuggler, Van der Pink, arranges passage for them to Palestine. During Lisa's medical examination, Peter discovers that the Nazis had used her for surgical experimentation, a series of operations which have made her incapable of being a wife or mother. Peter also learns that he is wanted back in London for questioning about the death of Thorens. Since he knows the British are planning to block Lisa's illegal entry into Palestine, he makes a deal with one of their agents: if Lisa is allowed to enter the country, he will surrender himself to the British police. Once he has accomplished his mission and Lisa is delivered into the hands of the Haganah, Peter leaves to keep his rendezvous with the British authorities.

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