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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
Rosemarie Stack ...
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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4 November 1955 (USA)  »

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Le train du dernier retour  »

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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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Excellent CinemaScope Picture
15 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In 1955 when this early CinemaScope film was released and came to the Tucson Fox Theater, I was thirteen years old and I recall vividly sitting entranced in the large movie house utterly captivated by Richard Egan and Dana Wynter, who have to be one of the most stunning couples ever to grace the silver screen. Talk about perfect casting. The director, John Dunne, certainly had an eye for putting together the perfect male/female combo, with Egan's rugged tanned looks and Wynter's porcelain skin and breathtaking beauty, what's not to like! The story took backseat to the CinemaScope spectacle of Egan and Wynter and although not a complete disaster, the story, thankfully, never got in the way of Egan and Wynter. But it was interesting enough to keep me going and the nice thing about having the DVD is that I could take breaks which actually helped make the film move a bit more quickly.


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