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Black Memory (1947)

 |  Crime, Drama  |  July 1947 (UK)
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Credited cast:
Michael Atkinson ...
Danny Cruff
Moyra O'Connell ...
Joan Davidson (as Myra O'Connell)
Michael Medwin ...
Johnnie Fletcher
Frank Hawkins ...
Alf Davidson
Winifred Melville ...
Mrs. Davidson
Sidney James ...
Eddie Clinton (as Sydney James)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sally Davidson
Arthur Brander ...
Michael Conry ...
Carl Broach
Valerie Hulton ...
Miss Philpotts
Betty Miller ...
Mrs. Cruff
Maurice Nicholas ...
Johnnie, as a boy
Gerald Pring ...
Hawkins, the headmaster
Malcolm Sommers ...
Danny, as a boy


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The First Film Of Sid James
29 August 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

This film does have some historical significance in that it was the first screen appearance in the UK of Sid James.He looks quite young here with all of his hair and not a wrinkle in sight.This film was made at the small film studios in Bushey,which when they closed in 1983 were the oldest operating film studios in the world.There are a number of problems in watching this film.Firstly the picture is quite dark at times,secondly you only learn what is happening after the event and thirdly the sound reverberates.Anyway as best as I could follow it,Michael Atkinson's father was wrongly convicted for murder and executed.Atkinson is sent to a boarding school but is bullied so badly that he runs away.The film then fast forwards 10 years.Atkinson works in a clothing factory along side Michael Medwin who was one of the bullies.Medwin tries to rob the factory.In the course of the robbery he is half strangled into a confession that he was responsible for the wrong conviction.The police happen to be on the scene to hear the confession.It is a real struggle to work out what is happening.It is only of interest to viewers of noir and Sid James completists.

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