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    can anyone help me with a film i am looking for?



    i need to find the name, as i don't know it, but the star was billed as Hamilton Forbes, he played a Sam Spade type of character. if i can get more information i will post it as soon as i can.

    sorry i can't tell you anymore now. :sad:

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    Originally posted by zeb@Apr 30 2005, 11:52 PM

    can anyone help me with a film i am looking for?



    i need to find the name, as i don't know it, but the star was billed as Hamilton Forbes, he played a Sam Spade type of character. if i can get more information i will post it as soon as i can.

    sorry i can't tell you anymore now. :sad:

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    How old is it?

    The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) lets you search by title, actor's name or character name at their main search page.



    They don't list any actors called Hamilton Forbes. But they do list one film with a character called Hamilton Forbes. But that's an old American silent mystery called The Phantom Shotgun (1917).



    Steve

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    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/blink.gif[/img] i believe that it was from the late 40's, but i am waiting for confirmation.

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    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img] found the name of the film, it was 'black memory' made in the 40's



    if anyone can help me with more information, it would be great.

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    Originally posted by zeb@May 13 2005, 08:02 PM

    [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif[/img] found the name of the film, it was 'black memory' made in the 40's



    if anyone can help me with more information, it would be great.

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    Have you seen what the IMDb has to say about it?

    You should also check the AllMovie Guide



    Nobody called Hamilton Forbes but Sid James is at the bottom of the cast list.



    Steve

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    The IMDB cast list is incomplete - the full list is:



    Michael Medwin (Johnnie Fletcher)

    Winifred Melville (Mrs Davidson)

    Michael Atkinson (Danny Cruff)

    Frank Hawkins (Alf Davidson)

    Jane Arden (Sally Davidson)

    Michael Conry (Carl Broach)

    Sydney James (Eddie Clinton)

    Moyra O'Connell (Joan Davidson)

    Betty Miller (Mrs Cruff)

    Arthur Brander (Rutford)

    Gerald Pring (Hawkins, the headmaster)

    Valerie Hulton (Miss Philpotts)

    Maurice Nicholas (Johnnie, as a boy)

    Malcolm Sommers (Danny, as a boy)



    No Hamilton Forbes there, though, either as actor or character. There's also no-one of that name in the credits, the only name I recognised being John Gilling (screenwriter and assistant director), who would go on to make a bit of a splash in the horror field in the 1960s.



    I don't have the relevant Monthly Film Bulletin to hand, but they reviewed it in their June 1947 issue, probably including a short synopsis.

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