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

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The professional and romantic misadventures of an advertising executive in 1960s swinging London.


Michael Winner


Peter Draper





Cast overview, first billed only:
Orson Welles ... Jonathan Lute
Oliver Reed ... Andrew Quint
Carol White ... Georgina Elben
Harry Andrews ... Gerald Sater
Michael Hordern ... Headmaster
Wendy Craig ... Louise Quint
Norman Rodway ... Nicholas
Marianne Faithfull ... Josie
Frank Finlay ... Chaplain
Ann Lynn ... Carla
Harvey Hall Harvey Hall ... Charles Maccabee
Lyn Ashley Lyn Ashley ... Susannah
Edward Fox ... Walter
Basil Dignam
Mark Burns ... Michael Cornwall


Advertising golden boy Andrew Quint (Oliver Reed) 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 goodbye 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!


Comedy | Drama


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It has been claimed that Orson Welles directed all of his own scenes in this movie, although this has never been confirmed. See more »


Andrew Quint: No more extraneous...
[pauses to eye a passing girl]
Andrew Quint: attractions.
Walter: As the pin said to the magnet.
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The swinging sixties grows up
23 December 1998 | by sovereinSee 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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Release Date:

9 February 1968 (Denmark) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


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1.85 : 1
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