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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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Michael Winner

Writer:

Peter Draper
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Cast

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 Mark Burns ... Michael Cornwall
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Storyline

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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Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1968 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Never Forget What's 'Isname See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Often named as the first film to use the word "fuck" in its dialogue (see quotes). Another contender is Ulysses (1967) released the same year. See more »

Quotes

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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References The Pearl of Death (1944) See more »

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A high mark of Brit 60s flicks
20 July 2000 | by che-29See all my reviews

There were so many good British films made in the 60s ,that you rarely hear this one mentioned .Thou,it is a worthy film and is comparable to 'Performance' and 'Women in Love' as one of the best films of the era.It's about a Business executive who has to re-think his life and relationships for what they are worth. Orson Welles is great as his creepy Boss and all of the female actors who play his many girlfriends did a very convincing job. The Dream sequences are very LSD inspired.

If you like it also See 'The System' by the the same filmmaker.


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