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I'll Never Forget What's'isname (1967)

Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to... See full summary »

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Jonathan Lute
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Andrew Quint
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Georgina Elben
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Gerald Sater
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Headmaster
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Louise Quint
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Nicholas
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Josie
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Ann Lynn ...
Carla
Harvey Hall ...
Charles Maccabee
Lyn Ashley ...
Susannah
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Walter
Basil Dignam
Mark Burns ...
Michael Cornwall
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Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint is fed up with his fabulously successful life. In very dramatic fashion, he quits his job to return to writing for a small literary magazine. He wants to leave his former life behind, going as far as saying good-bye to his wife and mistresses. He finds, however, that it's not so easy to escape the past. Written by George S. Davis <mgeorges@prodigy.net>

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He smashed up his desk, gave up a wife, three mistresses and went back to the simple life. Then his troubles really started!

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9 February 1968 (Denmark)  »

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The film was denied a MPAA seal of approval due to a scene between Oliver Reed and Carol White that implied oral sex. Universal distributed the film through a subsidiary that was not a signatory to the MPAA. Along with a similar scene in Charlie Bubbles (1967), this helped to bring about the end of the Production Code and its replacement with a ratings system. See more »

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Jonathan Lute: What are you going to do, anyway?
Andrew Quint: I'm going to find an honest job.
Jonathan Lute: Silly boy. There aren't any.
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The swinging sixties grows up
23 December 1998 | by (Reading,England) – See all my reviews

Although constructed around "swinging " London this tale of futility in the pursuit of happiness endures. Oliver Reed will come as a surprise to most people who would not have thought the latter day hell raiser could deliver such a sensitive performance as the central character Andrew Quint.

A successful advertising exec Quint belabours the notion of a simple life and eschews the trappings of his current situation ( both professional and domestic ) to work at a small literary magazine with a friend from his days at Oxford. These trappings include two mistresses and an ex wife. The scenes with the mistresses are perhaps the least pleasing of the whole film.

"I never really saw the money anyway, it came in and went out ; if I felt like being successful I'd go and buy a new shirt"

A series of symbolic events unfold ( most notably a public school reunion and the pointless death of his new girlfriend )which only serve in Quint considering joining an equally exploitative competitor to the ad agency he quit at the outset.


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