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Black Memory (1947)

Danny Cruff returns home years after his father was wrongly accused and hanged for murder. But he can't escape his past.

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... Johnnie Fletcher
Frank Hawkins ... Alf Davidson
Winifred Melville ... Mrs Davidson
Moyra O'Connell ... Joan Davidson
... Sally Davidson
Michael Atkinson ... Danny Cruff
Betty Miller ... Mrs Cruff
Michael Conry ... Carl Broach
... Eddie Clinton (as Sydney James)
Arthur Brander ... Rutford
Gerald Pring ... Headmaster
Valerie Hulton ... Miss Philpotts
Maurice Nicholas ... Johnnie - as a boy
Malcolm Sommers ... Danny - as a boy
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Danny Cruff returns home years after his father was wrongly accused and hanged for murder. But he can't escape his past.

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"I'm one of the lucky ones, I don't have a soul."
17 July 2017 | by See all my reviews

Michael Medwin, later to feature in Shoestring some thirty years later, plays a young thug, rather in the mould of Pinkie from Brighton Rock. He has the meatiest role in this efficient, if not particularly tense, thriller. Jane Arden, soaked in sass, plays his moll, and brings off a spirited performance. There is even a slight suggestion that the pair spent the night together, rather risqué for its time.

Sid James features in his first film looking, as ever, craggy and plays the part of a cowardly cafe owner.

Micheal Atkinson plays Danny, a rather colourless youth, who we are meant to cheer on but never was justice in its human form so dull though by the end of the film he has found a suitable personality.

All in all it passes the time in a not unpleasant way.


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