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The Girl Who Couldn't Quite (1950)

Smilie that is. A tramp cures a teenager's amnesia and she fails to recognise him afterwards.

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Bill Owen ...
Tim
Elizabeth Henson ...
Ruth
Betty Stockfeld ...
Pamela
Iris Hoey ...
Janet
Stuart Lindsell ...
John Pelham
Vernon Kelso ...
Paul Evans
Rose Howlett ...
Rosa (Cookie)
Fred Groves ...
Manservant Tony
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Smilie that is. A tramp cures a teenager's amnesia and she fails to recognise him afterwards.

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Dull working of an unusual subject
12 September 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Bill Owen plays a tramp who makes a mentally ill girl smile.She comes to depend upon him rather than her family.The girl looses her memory and Bill becomes a fixture in the home.However she regains her memory and does my recognise him.The family decide that it would be for the best if he were to leave.At first he is resistant but then realises it is for the best.The film is based on a play by Leo Marks,once of the secret service,who would later go on to make glamour and nudist films.The film is unusual in that it deals with mental issues.However whilst sensitively done nevertheless it is deadly dull.It is extremely wordy and betrays its stage origins.Well meaning but a bore.


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