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The Smugglers (1947)

The Man Within (original title)
Passed | | Adventure, Crime, Drama | 31 January 1948 (USA)
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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Elizabeth
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Francis Andrews
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Mr. Braddock
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Priest
Ronald Shiner ...
Cockney Harry
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Sir Henry Merriman
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Farne
Allan Jeayes ...
Judge
Ralph Truman ...
Prison Interrogator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Wonderful moving story

I as astonished by this woderful Brtitish movie that I did not know at all. I first believed that there was Margaret Lockwood in it. It could have been...Dick Attenborough is absolutely outstanding in this powerful adventure drama which made me think of a sort of mix up of MONFLEET and HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA, also adventures with childhood and pirates. I particularly appreciated Michael Redgrave's character and his Relationship with the young Attenborough. A typical British movie from this era. Such a shame that it was not better released all over the world. Such a shame. I am sure there are many others like this one hidden in the vaults.


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