I'll Never Forget What's'isname

1967

Michael Winner
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

Advertising whiz-kid Reed decides to leave his lucrative job and go back to the literary world. Unfortunately he finds things aren't simple there, either. Plus boss Orson Welles is eager to lure him back.

Excellent film, easily Winner's best, and one of the best satires the Sixties brough to us. The Hamayasha movie camera commercial that is the centerpiece of the film is still tastlessly brilliant; substitute the Super 8 camera with an iPhone and you'll see nothing has changed. The only detriments are a soggy finale and a swingin' score by Francis Lai that dates this film far more than the fashions.

-Dave W.

Note: Wendy Craig calls her daughter "Liza," but later in the film the daughter's playmates are told to wave goodbye to "Philippa's daddy" (Reed). So perhaps there was a good reason they referred to her as "Thing"!


I'll Never Forget What's 'isname
18th December 1967
Cinema



99 mins
1.85:1

I'll Never Forget What's 'isname (Special Edition)
22nd February 2000
DVD



99 mins
1.85:1



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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 Edmett
Marianne Faithfull
Josie
Frank Finlay
Chaplain
Ann Lynn
Carla Edmett
Harvey Hall
Charles Maccabee
Lyn Ashley
Susannah
Edward Fox
Walter
Basil Dignam
Hugh Dallafield
Mark Burns
Michael Cornwall
Mark Eden
Kellaway
Stuart Cooper
Lewis Force
Veronica Clifford
Anna, the Quint Nanny
Roland Curram
Eldrich
Peter Graves
Bankman
Robert Mill
Galloway, Maccabee's Crony
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Lute Organisation Employee
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Lute Organisation Employee
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Lute Organisation Employee
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Lute Organisation Employee
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Lute Organisation Employee
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Lute's Secretary
Andrea George
"Thing," Andrew and Louise's Daughter
[see note above]
Joe Phelps
Josie's Neighbor
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Josie's Neighbor
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Waiter
John Howard
Restaurant Patron
Jill Goldston
Clothes Shopper
Nicky Henson
Git at Party
Julian Holloway
Git at Party
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Attractive Woman at Party
Murray Kash
Middle Aged Man at Party
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Dolly Bird in Tesco
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Dolly Bird in Tesco
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Old Edgcumbian
Hugh Elton
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
Unknown Male 77
Old Edgcumbian
Roy Lansford
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
Pat Gorman
Old Edgcumbian
Gerry Judge
Old Edgcumbian
Pat Ryan
Old Edgcumbian
Unknown Male 93
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
John Tatum
Old Edgcumbian
Roy Beck
Old Edgcumbian
Dave's Unknown Male 2
Old Edgcumbian
Terence Sewards
Pinchin, Maccabee's Crony
Philip Stewart
Old Edgcumbian
Emil Stemmler
Old Edgcumbian
Dave's Unknown Male 3
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
Alan Viccars
Old Edgcumbian
Fred Machon
Old Edgcumbian
Anthony Sharp
Hamperdown
Frank Draycott
Old Edgcumbian
Juba Kennerley
Old Edgcumbian
Jack Armstrong
Old Edgcumbian
Dave's Unknown Male 11
Old Edgcumbian
Ken Hutchins
Old Edgcumbian
Richard Atherton
Old Edgcumbian
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Pat Halpin
Old Edgcumbian
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Unknown Male 4
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
Alex Lewis
Old Edgcumbian
Fred Peck
Old Edgcumbian
Ken Lawton
Old Edgcumbian
Walter Henry
Old Edgcumbian
Tony Mendleson
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
John Howard
Old Edgcumbian
Willy Bowman
Old Edgcumbian
Unknown Male 108
Old Edgcumbian
Bert Palmer
Old Custodian
Unknown Male 48
Old Edgcumbian
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Old Edgcumbian
Fred Stroud
Old Edcumbian
Hubert Hill
Old Edgcumbian
Phil Parkes
Old Edgcumbian
Anthony Dawes
Old Edgcumbian Tossing Bottle
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Old Edgcumbian Watching Fight
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Woman in Smutty Photo
Ian Ellis
Young Galloway
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Young Pinchin
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Young Maccabee
Hugo Keith-Johnston
Young Andrew Quint
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Girl in Dream Sequence (Sondra)
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Girl in Dream Sequence
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Schoolgirl in Dream Sequence
Fred Stroud
Undertaker in Dream Sequence
Fred Wood
Undertaker in Dream Sequence
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Undertaker in Dream Sequence
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Undertaker in Dream Sequence
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Undertaker in Dream Sequence
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Old Lady in Laundromat
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Clapperboard Man
Norman Mitchell
Norman, Prop Man
("Mind the flamingoes!!")
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First Deliveryman
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Second Deliveryman
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Lute's Houseboy
Mona Chong
Lute's Asian Girl
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Little Boy (Bus!)
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Quint's Script Girl
Roy Beck
Quint's Cameraman
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Quint's Editor
Hubert Hill
Doorman at Festival
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Lute's Mother
Victor Harrington
Guest at Advertising Festival
Bessie Love
American Tourist in Advert
Unknown Male 9
Man in Awards Audience
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Photographer at Awards Party
Karen Kessey
Twin at Party
Katherine Kessey
Twin at Party
Josie Grant
Party Guest
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Party Guest
Brook Williams
William, Susannah's Husband
Keith Ashley
Party Guest
Anne Blake
Party Guest Looking at Art
Ernest Blyth
Party Guest Looking at Art
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Party Guest Looking at Art
Guy Standeven
Party Guest
Paul Phillips
Party Guest
Andrew Andreas
Party Waiter
Ivor Salter
Party Guest
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Party Guest
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Party Guest
Harry Phipps
Party Waiter
Frances Baker
Party Guest
Katie Allan
Stephen Ayres
Schoolboy
Richard Barrett
Young Boy
Alan Baulch
Young Boy
Candy Bonstein
Young Shopper
Terry Brooks
Young Boy
Anne Corfield
Robert Efford
Young Boy
Melanie Gentle
Little Girl
Nicola Gentle
Young Girl
Viviane Laws
Young Girl
Carole Lorimer
Doreen Moore
Steven Morley
Little Boy
Suzanne Owens
Zena
Nicholas Phillips
Schoolboy
Michael Reynolds
Schoolboy
Michelle Riley
Little Girl
Josephine Rueg
Marian
Jenny Russell
Malisa Gray
John Salmon
Young Boy
Alana Stokes
Young Girl
Robert Towner
Young Boy
Howard Trevor
Young Boy
John Trevor
Young Boy
Nicola Abraham
Susan Aylott
Perry Bedden
Patsy Blair
Jean Combie
Susan Danbury
Juliette Dick
Caroiline Ellis
Wendy Fisk
Dianne Greaves
Beverly Haddon
Michelle Hayes
Roger Kitter
Sue Manners
Helen Mathison
Elliot Michaels
Deborah Miller
Gary Nielsen
Stephen Owen
Vernon Pearce
Jennifer Pyle
Jackie Richardson
John Shelley
Brenda Vicary
Caroline Ellis
Alana Stookes

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