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

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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... 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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At the time of filming, Orson Welles was widely quoted as saying that Peter Draper's screenplay was the best he had read since The Third Man (1949), which he appeared in some 18 years earlier. See more »

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[Often cited as the first time the word "fuck" was heard in the cinema]
Josie: Get out of here, you fucking bastard!
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Referenced in In Confidence: Michael Winner (2012) See more »

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The year of 1967
2 November 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The year of 1967 was significant for the 'swinging London', psychedelic music and some of the craziest movies ever made. This fine film from the much derided Michael Winner is one of the very good ones. Much use is made of UK locations, London, Cambridge and small but accurate details like the colourful boutiques and rather the awful public school. Also very apt for the time is the idea that work should be 'honest', that joint the 'rat race' or treadmill of life was all wrong. That there was an alternative. The concept of free love also prevalent at the time is also much to the fore although Winner does not shy away from tackling the downside, divorce, jealousy, children etc. But, this is a colourful and mostly cheerful film with great performances from a host of British stars. Reed is great, Carol White does very well, as does Wendy Craig (don't think I've seen her in her underwear before!) and must also mention delightful cameo from a gorgeous looking Marianne Faithful. It's all much ado about nothing essentially but there is an edge to this and it is a very accurate slice of life in 1967.


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