Lost and Found (1979 film)

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This article is about the comedy feature film. For the short television film by David Lean, see Lost and Found: The Story of Cook's Anchor.
Lost and Found
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DVD cover.
Directed by Melvin Frank
Produced by Melvin Frank
Written by Melvin Frank
Jack Rose
Starring George Segal
Glenda Jackson
Maureen Stapleton
Hollis McLaren
Paul Sorvino
John Candy
Ken Pogue
Martin Short
Music by John Cameron
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Edited by Bill Butler
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date
July 13, 1979
Running time
106 minutes
Language English

Lost and Found is a 1979 film co-written and directed by Melvin Frank and starring George Segal and Glenda Jackson.

Featuring much of the same cast and crew as Frank's 1973 film A Touch of Class, this film is about a couple's constant meeting and clashing.

It marked Martin Short's film debut.


While visiting Switzerland, an American college professor, Adam, keeps running into a divorced British secretary, Patricia, wherever they go. First their cars collide. Then they smash into one another on a ski slope, each breaking a leg.

In between numerous quarrels, the two develop lust and love. They hastily marry, but the disagreements continue. Patricia decides to leave, so Adam decides to fake a suicide. They lose and find each other, again and again.



Critic Roger Ebert began his June 28, 1979 Chicago Sun-Times review: "This movie is terrible. It's awful. It is inconceivable to me that the same people who made 'A Touch of Class' had anything to do with it, but they did."[citation needed]

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