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The Smugglers (1947)
"The Man Within" (original title)

Passed  -  Adventure | Crime | Drama  -  31 January 1948 (USA)
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Told in flashback, the film opens on a brutal scene of a 17-year-old boy, Francis Andrews, being brutally lashed during a police interrogation in which the boy thinks back to the past that ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Jean Kent ...
Lucy
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Elizabeth
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Francis Andrews
Francis L. Sullivan ...
Mr. Braddock
Felix Aylmer ...
Priest
Ronald Shiner ...
Cockney Harry
Basil Sydney ...
Sir Henry Merriman
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Farne
Allan Jeayes ...
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Ralph Truman ...
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Cyril Chamberlain ...
Court clark
Andrew Crawford
Maurice Denham ...
Smuggler
Lyn Evans ...
Warder
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Told in flashback, the film opens on a brutal scene of a 17-year-old boy, Francis Andrews, being brutally lashed during a police interrogation in which the boy thinks back to the past that placed him in this situation. He betrayed the crew of a smuggling ship whose master, Richard Carlyon, was also his guardian. Some of the smugglers are caught, but Carlyon escapes and then begins his search for Andrews. Carlyon was quiet fond of the boy but knew him for a coward. Andrews seeks refuge in in the cottage of a girl named Elizabeth, who urges him to give testimony against the smugglers in court. He summons his courage and does so. Carlyon, catching up with Andrews, recognizes this as an act of courage, and does not take revenge on him. Carlyon is eventually caught, but despite the police torture, Andrews does not identify him, and he goes free while his guardian faces the gallows. (The original-British-released version runs about 20 minutes longer than the "default" ---actually USA--- ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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an early Redgrave/Attenborough work, highly recommended!
29 May 1999 | by (long island, ny, usa) – See all my reviews

This is an astounding study of misanthropy: Attenborough plays a weak, snivelling pup who is befriended, educated and protected by Redgrave--a father-figure--who happens to be a criminal (a smuggler); There are some similarities to "The Informer" here; the movie, incidentally, takes its title from (I think) a poem, with the line: "There is a man within me/ that's angry with me." Incidentally, I saw this film when it first was released in this country; I guess I was about 16, and it was one of the first "foreign" films I'd ever seen...and I guess it made quite an impression on me, because that was fifty years ago.


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