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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
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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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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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I would pay dearly for a copy of this movie or to just see it again!
15 April 2004 | by (Palm Harbor, Florida USA) – See all my reviews

This is one of the great classics, and sadly no one can find a copy. I remember the scenes of the old Oglethorpe Hotel in Brunswick, Georgia and the lovely scenes of Sea Island, Georgia and St. Simons Island, Georgia. How can I forget that 1955 Thunderbird...AHHHHHH. If anyone really cares, the UK version is called "Secret Interlude". I did find a dealer with the film in 8mm, but he said it was partially destroyed. Such a pity, for such a classic to leave no trace in the world. But, I will still be looking for it.


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