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Rattle of a Simple Man (1964)

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When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to ... See full summary »

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Harry H. Corbett ...
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Thora Hird ...
Mrs. Winthram
Michael Medwin ...
Ginger
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Chalky
Hugh Futcher ...
Ozzie
Brian Wilde ...
Fred
Alexander Davion ...
Ricardo
David Saire ...
Mario
Barbara Archer ...
Iris
Michael Robbins ...
George - Organiser
George Roderick ...
Papa
Marie Burke ...
Mama
Carole Gray ...
District Nurse
John Ronane ...
Willie
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When a group of northern soccer fans are down in London for the Cup Final one of their number winds up with a lady of the night. As they talk, the unsophisticated and naive lad starts to believe he has found true love. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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20 December 1964 (USA)  »

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More than 40 years on I still remember this film
17 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

I saw the "The Rattle of A Simple Man" probably in the North Atlantic in December of 1965 and still sit up when I hear or read the name of Diane Cilento. She and the movie made that big an impression on me! I've certainly been a fan of British film ever since.

As a 21 year old soldier coming back from Europe on the troop ship USNS General Maurice Rose, I saw the film sitting on the cold hard floor of one of the ship's spaces. I'm not even sure there was a screen; the film may just have been projected on one of the walls of the compartment, and as the ship rocked and rolled over the waves, so, too, did the film. Besides immediately falling in love with Diane Cilento, I can still remember being amazed that the U.S. military - not exactly a paragon of intellect or sophistication, especially in those years - was actually showing this English film to the troops. After all, I had just spent several years of enduring the Army's favoring the commentary of Paul Harvey on Armed Forces Radio and of reading the Army's self-serving coverage in the European Stars and Stripes newspaper.

There is an atmosphere of Britain transmitted in this film that doesn't even exist in Britain, itself, anymore. I hope you enjoy the film now as much as I did then.


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