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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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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 ...
Prison Interrogator
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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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Yes the Novel Does Quote the Hater Within
6 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Actually I haven't seen the film. I've just finished reading The Man Within, which is complicated and powerful. I wanted to see if it had been filmed. Greene was after all a film fan and screenwriter as well as a hugely successful novelist.

Yes, the flyleaf quotes Browne: "There's another man within me that's angry with me." A lot of Greene's novels were filmed, including The Third Man, The Heart of the Matter, and The End of the Affair. I think novelists deserve hugely more credit than they get for successful adaptations.

Yes I know this post is slightly off-point.


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