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So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed  -  Drama | Mystery | Romance  -  16 April 1948 (Mexico)
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

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George Boswell
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Olivia
Patricia Roc ...
Julie Morgan
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Dr. Richard Whiteside
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Charles Winslow / Charles Winslow Sr.
Reginald Tate ...
Trevor Mangin
Beatrice Varley ...
Annie
Frederick Leister ...
John Channing
Ivor Barnard ...
Spivey
Julian D'Albie ...
Wetherall
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Young Julie
Roddy Hughes ...
Chief Librarian
John Turnbull ...
Morris
Lyonel Watts ...
Mayor
Kathleen Boutall ...
Woman
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought hard to better working and living conditions in the bleak Lancashire mill town. As a young man he meets and marries Olivia Channing, whose father was jailed in a scandal involving the mill he owned. Olivia is ambitious and manages to guide George within striking distance of a seat in Parliament. But an outbreak of diphtheria changes George's outlook, and his and Olivia's lives change forever. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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BY THE AUTHOR OF "GOODBYE MR. CHIPS,"- "RANDOM HARVEST" - "LOST HORIZON" (all original posters- all caps) See more »

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16 April 1948 (Mexico)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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English actress Hayley Mills made her (uncredited) screen debut as an infant in this film, featuring her father John and sister Juliet. See more »

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A worthy addition to Britain's cinematic library
23 August 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I viewed this 1940's movie on TCM last evening and was impressed by the quality of the film-making and the leading character's integrity and social conscience. These qualities led the youthful councillor, played by John Mills, to defend the woman he would fall in love with, Martha Scott, little knowing the consequences he would face in later life.

John Mills always seemed so gifted at portraying classy British gentlemen and this is certainly the case in this role. Martha Scott was less convincing as his wife, whose later character was at odds with her former self. Her son Charles, by a second marriage, was much too old for the part and looked more like a brother than a son.

The movie shows how two people come into conflict over personal values and family crises. The film-making is superb and the opening shots drew me into the story because each was a perfect black/white photograph. The quality of the movie made me think it was re-mastered and did not show the faded, sepia-tone look that some reviews were critical of. The rain was so real it gave me a chill just looking at the screen as the young couple went running through the cobblestone streets and took refuge under a bridge.

Though somewhat flawed, this movie is a worthy addition to the library of British black/white cinema from the mid-20th century. Thank goodness for TCM bringing them back to the screen.


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