So Well Remembered

So Well Remembered

John Mills
Director: Edward Dmytryk Cast: John Mills
John Mills
, Martha Scott
Martha Scott
, Patricia Roc
Patricia Roc
Edward Dmytryk

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So Well Remembered was the first of a proposed series of Anglo-American co-productions underwritten by Hollywood's RKO Radio Pictures and England's J. Arthur Rank. In one of his better postwar roles, John Mills stars as George Boswell, the editor of the newspaper in the small English mining town of Bowdley. Tirelessly fighting for fairer treatment and better working conditions for the miners, Boswell is sidetracked by his covetous, ambitious wife Olivia (Martha Scott), who hopes to maneuver her husband into Parliament. Eventually, Boswell gets his priorities in order, neglecting his campaign to help local doctor Whiteside (Trevor Howard) combat a diphtheria epidemic. When he loses his own child to the disease, a tragedy caused in part by his wife's selfishness, Boswell withdraws completely from his campaign -- and from life. Years pass before Boswell can find some purpose in his existence again, this time by preventing the still-unregenerate Olivia from destroying the happiness of her son (Richard Carlson), from a second marriage, and the son's sweetheart Julie (Patricia Roc), Dr. Whiteside's daughter. John Mills' 5-year-old daughter Juliet and infant daughter Hayley appear in bit parts. Though director Edward Dmytryk received plaudits from most critics for his work on So Well Remembered, there were those who insisted upon reading Dmytryk's perceived "pro-Red" sentiments in the screenplay -- which was actually adapted by John Paxton from a novel by James Hilton (who also narrates the picture).

Product Details

Release Date: 08/03/2010
UPC: 0883316270677
Original Release: 1947
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:54:00
Sales rank: 1,219

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills George Boswell
Martha Scott Olivia
Patricia Roc Julie
Trevor Howard Dr. Whiteside
Richard Carlson Charles
Reginald Tate Mangin
Beatrice Varley Annie
Frederick Leister Channing
Ivor Barnard Spivey
Julian D'Albie Wetherall
Juliet Mills Baby Julie
Roddy Hughes Librarian
John Turnbull Morris
Lyonel Watts Mayor
Kathleen Boutall Woman
James Hilton Narrator
Sydney Benson Actor

Technical Credits
Edward Dmytryk Director
Constantin Bakaleinikoff Musical Direction/Supervision
Hanns Eisler Score Composer
Harry Gerstad Editor
John Paxton Screenwriter
Renie Costumes/Costume Designer
Adrian Scott Producer
L.P. Williams Art Director
Freddie Young Cinematographer

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