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So Well Remembered (1947)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery, Romance | 16 April 1948 (Mexico)
On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought ... See full summary »

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Reginald Tate ...
Trevor Mangin
Beatrice Varley ...
Annie
Frederick Leister ...
John Channing
Ivor Barnard ...
Spivey
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Wetherall
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Lyonel Watts ...
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On the day that World War II ends in Europe, Mayor George Boswell recalls events of the previous 25 years in his home town of Browdley. As councilman and newspaper editor George has fought hard to better working and living conditions in the bleak Lancashire mill town. As a young man he meets and marries Olivia Channing, whose father was jailed in a scandal involving the mill he owned. Olivia is ambitious and manages to guide George within striking distance of a seat in Parliament. But an outbreak of diphtheria changes George's outlook, and his and Olivia's lives change forever. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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BY THE AUTHOR OF "GOODBYE MR. CHIPS,"- "RANDOM HARVEST" - "LOST HORIZON" (all original posters- all caps) See more »

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16 April 1948 (Mexico)  »

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Unvergessene Jahre  »

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This film was thought to be lost and forgotten but has recently been rediscovered (Sept 2004). See more »

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Dr. Richard Whiteside: What would you say it was Councillor - diphtheria or a slight case of procrastination?
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Too rarely seen
6 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

A typically well-made British drama (with an Anglo-American cast including John Mills, Martha Scott and Trevor Howard); rarely seen today and deserves a far wider audience. Based on a novel by James Hilton ("Lost Horizon"), who also does the narration, "So Well Remembered" captures perfectly the gloom of a poverty-stricken British village; chronicles the efforts of a newspaper editor (Mills) to fight for better living conditions. Great atmospheric black-and-white photography; good performances by Mills and Martha Scott as his ambitious, class-conscious wife who grows ever resentful of her husband's dedication to his village. A small dramatic gem. (Unfortunately not available on video, but was released on laserdisc as part of the now out-of-print RKO Classic Collection).


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