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
Unknown 9206-01
Lute Organisation Employee
Unknown 9206-02
Lute Organisation Employee
Unknown 9206-03
Lute Organisation Employee
Unknown 9206-04
Lute Organisation Employee
Unknown 9206-05
Lute Organisation Employee
Unknown 9206-06
Lute's Secretary
Andrea George
"Thing," Andrew and Louise's Daughter
[see note above]
Joe Phelps
Josie's Neighbor
Unknown 9206-08
Josie's Neighbor
Unknown 9206-09
Waiter
John Howard
Restaurant Patron
Jill Goldston
Clothes Shopper
Nicky Henson
Git at Party
Julian Holloway
Git at Party
Unknown 9206-10
Attractive Woman at Party
Murray Kash
Middle Aged Man at Party
Unknown 9206-11
Dolly Bird in Tesco
Unknown 9206-12
Dolly Bird in Tesco

Unknown 9206-13
Old Edgcumbian

Hugh Elton
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-14
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown Male 77
Old Edgcumbian

Roy Lansford
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-15
Old Edgcumbian

Pat Gorman
Old Edgcumbian

Gerry Judge
Old Edgcumbian

Pat Ryan
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown Male 93
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-16
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

Unknown 9206-17
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-18
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-19
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-20
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

Unknown 9206-22
Old Edgcumbian

Pat Halpin
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-46
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-23
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-24
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown Male 4
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-25
Old Edgcumbian

Alex Lewis
Old Edgcumbian

Fred Peck
Old Edgcumbian

Ken Lawton
Old Edgcumbian

Walter Henry
Old Edgcumbian

Tony Mendleson
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-27
Old Edgcumbian

John Howard
Old Edgcumbian

Willy Bowman
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown Male 108
Old Edgcumbian

Bert Palmer
Old Custodian

Unknown Male 48
Old Edgcumbian

Unknown 9206-26
Old Edgcumbian

Fred Stroud
Old Edcumbian

Hubert Hill
Old Edgcumbian

Phil Parkes
Old Edgcumbian

Anthony Dawes
Old Edgcumbian Tossing Bottle

Unknown 9206-30
Old Edgcumbian Watching Fight

Unknown 9206-33
Woman in Smutty Photo

Ian Ellis
Young Galloway

Unknown 9206-34
Young Pinchin

Unknown 9206-35
Young Maccabee

Hugo Keith-Johnston
Young Andrew Quint

Unknown 9206-28
Girl in Dream Sequence (Sondra)

Unknown 9206-29
Girl in Dream Sequence

Unknown 9206-36
Schoolgirl in Dream Sequence

Fred Stroud
Undertaker in Dream Sequence

Fred Wood
Undertaker in Dream Sequence

Unknown 9206-38
Undertaker in Dream Sequence

Unknown 9206-39
Undertaker in Dream Sequence

Unknown 9206-40
Undertaker in Dream Sequence

Unknown 9206-41
Old Lady in Laundromat

Unknown 9206-42
Clapperboard Man

Norman Mitchell
Norman, Prop Man
("Mind the flamingoes!!")

Unknown 9206-43
First Deliveryman

Unknown 9206-44
Second Deliveryman

Unknown 9206-45
Lute's Houseboy

Mona Chong
Lute's Asian Girl

Unknown 9206-47
Little Boy (Bus!)

Unknown 9206-48
Quint's Script Girl

Roy Beck
Quint's Cameraman

Unknown 9206-49
Quint's Editor

Hubert Hill
Doorman at Festival

Unknown 9206-50
Lute's Mother

Victor Harrington
Guest at Advertising Festival

Bessie Love
American Tourist in Advert

Unknown Male 9
Man in Awards Audience

Unknown 9206-51
Photographer at Awards Party

Karen Kessey
Twin at Party

Katherine Kessey
Twin at Party

Josie Grant
Party Guest

Unknown 9206-52
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

Unknown 9206-58
Party Guest Looking at Art

Guy Standeven
Party Guest

Paul Phillips
Party Guest

Andrew Andreas
Party Waiter

Ivor Salter
Party Guest

Unknown 9206-55
Party Guest

Unknown 9206-56
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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