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The View from Pompey's Head (1955)

Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and... See full summary »

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Anson 'Sonny' Page
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Dinah Blackford Higgins
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Michael "Mickey" / "Mico" Higgins
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Garvin Wales
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Lucy Devereaux Wales
Dorothy Patrick ...
Meg Page
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Kit Robbins Garrick (as Rosemarie Bowe)
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Ian Garrick
Ruby Goodwin ...
Esther
Pamela Stufflebeam ...
Julia Higgins
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Cecily Higgins
Howard Wendell ...
John Duncan
Dayton Lummis ...
Charles Barlowe
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Anson Page, a lawyer with Southern roots leaves New York, his wife and his kids for Georgia. His assignment is to investigate the case of Garvin Wales, a famous writer, now nearly blind and embittered, whose royalties have apparently never reached him. Back in his native South, Page finds himself immediately exposed to what he had fled : racial and class prejudices. But he also meets his former love, Dinah, now married to go-getter uncouth businessman Mickey Higgins. Will he find out whatever happened to 2,000 dollars in rights Wales did not cash? Will Dinah and Anson renew their love story? Written by Guy Bellinger

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NOT SINCE SCARLETT AND JEZEBEL HAS THE SOUTH PRODUCED SUCH A WOMAN! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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4 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Dana Wynter was said to have remarked, "I have a difficult time remembering this film, especially when fans tell me they have enjoyed it, because of the fact it had a different title in just about every country it played in." See more »

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Sturdy melodrama nevertheless a product of its time...
18 November 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Married New York City lawyer with southern roots returns to his hometown on business, digging up old southern secrets and skeletons from the past as well as rekindling a distant romance. Despite some flashbacks near the beginning, a lean and straightforward adaptation of Hamilton Basso's book (its inelegant title changed to "Secret Interlude" overseas). The film manages to skirt overripe melodrama with help from the literate screenplay, however it's still rather dull. Themes of interracial relations and extra-marital intimacy must have been eyebrow-raising for 1955, but today they seem much ado about little. The performers are well-cast (and their divergent accents aren't a big distraction), but the blaring music by Elmer Bernstein seeks out more intensity on the screen than what we're getting, especially during the romantic clinches. The handsome film is well-produced, yet the plot is merely routine. **1/2 from ****


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