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The Long Memory
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Director:
Writers:
Howard Clewes (novel)
Robert Hamer (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
4 April 1953 (Sweden) See more »
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To kiss . . . or to kill? See more »
Plot:
A man seeks revenge but will he destroy himself in the process? After a long jail term for a crime he did not commit... See more » | Add synopsis »
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This epic of good and evil is a gem of post-war British cinema. See more (19 total) »

Cast

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John Mills ... Phillip Davidson
John McCallum ... Supt. Bob Lowther
Elizabeth Sellars ... Fay Lowther
Eva Bergh ... Ilse
Geoffrey Keen ... Craig
Michael Martin Harvey ... Jackson (as Michael Martin-Harvey)
John Chandos ... Boyd
John Slater ... Pewsey
Thora Hird ... Mrs. Pewsey
Vida Hope ... Alice Gedge
Harold Lang ... Boyd's Chauffeur
Mary Mackenzie ... Gladys
John Glyn-Jones ... Gedge
John Horsley ... Bletchley
Fred Johnson ... Driver
Laurence Naismith ... Hasbury
Peter Jones ... Fisher
Christopher Beeny ... Mickie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Clark ... Prosecuting Counsel (uncredited)
Henry Edwards ... Judge (uncredited)
Arthur Mullard ... Policeman (uncredited)
Denis Shaw ... Shaw (uncredited)
Julian Somers ... Delaney (uncredited)
Russell Waters ... Scotson (uncredited)
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Directed by
Robert Hamer 
 
Writing credits
Howard Clewes (novel)

Robert Hamer (screenplay) and
Frank Harvey (screenplay)

Produced by
Earl St. John .... executive producer
Hugh Stewart .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Alwyn 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Waxman (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gordon Hales 
 
Casting by
Weston Drury Jr. (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Alex Vetchinsky  (as Vetchinsky)
 
Costume Design by
Joan Ellacott 
 
Makeup Department
George Blackler .... makeup artist
Biddy Chrystal .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Denis Holt .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Asher .... assistant director
David W. Orton .... assistant director (as David Orton)
Christopher Sutton .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jim Able .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Bert Gaiters .... property master (uncredited)
Brian Herbert .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Arthur Taksen .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Gordon K. McCallum .... sound recordist
Winston Ryder .... sound editor
C.C. Stevens .... sound recordist
Bill Daniels .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Basil Fenton-Smith .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Salter .... assistant boom operator (uncredited)
George Willows .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Bill Warrington .... special effects (as W.Warrington)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Bawden .... camera operator
John Alcott .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Jack Atcheler .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ian Jeayes .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dorothy Edwards .... wardrobe supervisor: women (uncredited)
Bob Rayner .... wardrobe supervisor: men (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Derek Armstrong .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Anthony Harvey .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Arthur Alcott .... production controller: Pinewood Studios
Barbara Cole .... continuity
Teresa Bolland .... production secretary (uncredited)
Ray Cunnington .... floor publicist (uncredited)
Ken Green .... publicist (uncredited)
Bill Kirby .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
96 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The first film of Denis Shaw.See more »
Quotes:
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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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
This epic of good and evil is a gem of post-war British cinema., 4 August 2000
Author: Neil-117 from Melbourne, Australia

Crime, punishment, revenge, love and redemption are the big themes of this short movie. The moral bleakness surrounding John Mills, as a man unjustly jailed and now seeking revenge, is reflected in the powerfully stark black and white landscape images which accompany the action. But the issues are far from black and white - the guilty, the innocent and even the investigating policeman are all caught up in the moral dilemmas explored by this clever and thoughtful script. Ultimately all the characters learn that punishment can take many forms, in a conclusion which is both gripping and surprising.

It's not light entertainment, but don't be put off by its serious tone and gritty subject matter. Once seen, this movie will live long in your memory.

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