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The Long Memory (1953)

Approved | | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller | 4 April 1953 (Sweden)
A man seeks revenge but will he destroy himself in the process? After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit, a man is torn between revenge (which will probably destroy him) or ... See full summary »

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Phillip Davidson
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Supt. Bob Lowther
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Fay Lowther
Eva Bergh ...
Ilse
Geoffrey Keen ...
Craig
Michael Martin Harvey ...
Jackson (as Michael Martin-Harvey)
John Chandos ...
Boyd
John Slater ...
Pewsey
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Mrs. Pewsey
Vida Hope ...
Alice Gedge
Harold Lang ...
Boyd's Chauffeur
Mary Mackenzie ...
Gladys
John Glyn-Jones ...
Gedge
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Bletchley
Fred Johnson ...
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A man seeks revenge but will he destroy himself in the process? After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit, a man is torn between revenge (which will probably destroy him) or making a new life for himself. Written by Neil-117

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Film debut of Denis Shaw. See more »

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Fay Lowther: You don't remember me.
Boyd: I'm afraid not. Should I?
Fay Lowther: I think you should. After all, I was present on the occasion of your death.
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Saved by great location shooting
18 January 2005 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

With its clunky dialogue, dodgy acting and funereal pace, this revenge 'thriller' would appear to have little going for it. What drags it out of the ordinary is its wonderful sense of location. This is way ahead of its time - it would be another 7 years before 'Room at the Top' ushered in that brief period of gritty social-realist dramas that would make the inner city landscape so familiar to cinema audiences. In 'The Long Memory', the desolate mudflats of the Thames estuary are used to brilliant effect to convey the spiritual desolation of Davidson, while the run-down streets and shabby domestic interiors of Gravesend vividly conjure up the dreariness of 1950s Britain.


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