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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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Olivia
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Julie Morgan
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Dr. Richard Whiteside
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Charles Winslow / Charles Winslow Sr.
Reginald Tate ...
Trevor Mangin
Beatrice Varley ...
Annie
Frederick Leister ...
John Channing
Ivor Barnard ...
Spivey
Julian D'Albie ...
Wetherall
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Young Julie
Roddy Hughes ...
Chief Librarian
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Morris
Lyonel Watts ...
Mayor
Kathleen Boutall ...
Woman
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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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One of the screen's greatest dramas of love and human conflict (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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16 April 1948 (Mexico)  »

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Unvergessene Jahre  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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RKO paid author James Hilton $100,000 ($1.35M in 2017) for the rights to his novel, plus ten percent of the gross over $1.5M. See more »

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George Boswell: I believe in spite of everything that some sort of equality of opportunity is possible. I can't get along with people who say 'the poor are always with us', because it's not necessarily true. The poor certainly aren't with my opponent - they're against him!
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Superb Screenplay, Superb Acting
20 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's a shame that this film is not available on DVD or VHS. It can be seen now and then on TCM. John Mills and Trevor Howard head up a stellar troupe of actors in the British RKO-MGM co-production based on the novel by James Hilton, who also wrote "Lost Horizon". Story is centered on the consequences of a mis-matched romance and marriage between an idealistic reformer, intent on improving living conditions for the working class inhabitants of his hometown, Bowdley (an English mill-town), and the daughter of the war-profiteering owner of the mill, a certain Mr. Channing. Portrays the price paid for political and economic ambition in a way that is current today as when it was in 1947.


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