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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jonathan Lute
... Andrew Quint
... Georgina Elben
... Gerald Sater
... Headmaster
... Louise Quint
... Nicholas
... Josie
... Chaplain
... Carla
Harvey Hall ... Charles Maccabee
Lyn Ashley ... Susannah
... 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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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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References The Son of the Sheik (1926) See more »

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Flawed nostalgia piece
3 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

Pretty poor film in terms of plot and structure but interesting as a glimpse of a long gone London and for some lovely footage of Cambridge.

Also worth casting your eye over the cast, Welles looking bloated and unwell, Reed's striking looks somewhat dented by the facial scarring as a result of a 1963 bar fight and Carol White youthful and beautiful before her succumbing in following years to substance addiction. Michael Winner makes one his final Brit films before moving to Hollywood and it's certainly no classic, kind of a 'Garden State' of its day - episodic but contrived and laboured.

However, England looks good and the 60s do look pretty swinging.


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