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I'll Never Forget You (1951)
"The House in the Square" (original title)

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A scientist obsessed with the past transports himself back in time to 18th-century London, where he falls in love with a beautiful young woman.


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Release Date:

7 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The framing story which takes up the first two reels (2000 feet), and the last reel (1000 feet) is in black and white; the rest of the film is in Technicolor. Producer Darryl F. Zanuck admitted that he borrowed this idea from The Wizard of Oz (1939). See more »


Mr. Throstle: [to Peter] There is a smell of brimstone about you.
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Version of Berkeley Square (1933) See more »

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Finally, this haunting romantic fantasy has seen the light of day again!
2 August 2008 | by (Petersburg, Vasaria) – See all my reviews

Never before released on DVD or video and very rarely shown on TV over the decades due to rights entanglements, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU (a.k.a. THE HOUSE IN THE SQUARE) has finally been released on DVD as part of the Tyrone Power Matinée Idol Collection box set. This has been one of the most requested films to be put on DVD for several years, and it is well worth the wait. Although Tyrone Power didn't care about this highly unusual film, this haunting romantic fantasy is now considered one of the best films of his highly successful career. The film is a 1951 remake of the obscure BERKELEY SQUARE (1933) and is based on a John L. Balderston play.

I first saw this film in an utterly dismal black-and-white print a few years ago, but the fascinating story and excellent cast greatly impressed me. The new DVD, which has restored this seldom-seen film to its original glory, is a revelation: the black-and-white used in the opening and closing scenes is crisp and pristine, and the glorious Technicolor fantasy sequences look soft and lifelike. The sound quality is sharp and clear throughout. The difference between the awful black-and-white print I watched and the restored print of the DVD is astonishing. The DVD includes galleries of posters, publicity, and production stills of the film as special features. However, the DVD is not sold separately at present.

I won't bother mentioning the plot for fear of spoilers, so I'll just mention the cast. Tyrone Power is perfectly cast as the introspective and obsessive protagonist, and the lovely Ann Blyth exudes sweetness, compassion, and understanding in her role. As for the supporting characters of the past, Dennis Price is wonderful as a rakish fop and Kathleen Byron shines in her brief role as a duchess. Special mention should go to Michael Rennie as Tyrone's sensible friend of the present and Felix Alymer as a stiff and puritanical doctor of the past. All the performances are sincere and the acting is professional under Roy Ward Baker's fine direction.

Excellent, too, are the production values. The production design of the present is meticulous and convincing, while the past is presented with dreamlike backdrops and colors of all sorts. The costumes of the past are authentic and suitably ornate. William Alwyn's marvelous music score, which effectively enhances the most touching elements of the film, makes use of haunting leitmotifs and occasional choral music.

All in all, this is a worthwhile film, especially for romantics and fans of romantic fantasy films like PORTRAIT OF JENNIE (1948) and SOMEWHERE IN TIME (1980). Of all the films included on the Tyrone Power Matinée Idol Collection box set, I'LL NEVER FORGET YOU is undoubtedly the best film of the collection. Its moving and unusual story, handsome production values, excellent music score, and marvelous cast will haunt you for years to come. You'll never forget this film (pun intended).

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