Black Memory

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Black Memory
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Directed by Oswald Mitchell
Written by John Gilling
Produced byGilbert Church
CinematographyS.D. Onions
Edited byJohn F. House
Music byPeter Russell
Distributed byAmbassador Film Productions
Release date
July 1947
Running time
73 mins
CountryUnited Kingdom

Black Memory is a 1947 British crime film directed by Oswald Mitchell and starring Michael Atkinson, Myra O'Connell and Michael Medwin. [1] It featured the first screen appearance of Sid James, known for the Carry On films. Also making her film acting debut in Black Memory was the Welsh-born actor, playwright, screenwriter and film director Jane Arden. [2]



When his father is wrongly convicted and hanged for murder, son Danny poses as a juvenile delinquent, and ten years later manages to clear his father's name.


Critical reception

TV Guide wrote: "Weak story, poor dialog; everyone's just kiddin' around"; [3] while Mystery File wrote: "it’s only in bits and pieces and occasional places that the plot rises above the purely pedestrian. If I were Leonard Maltin, the best I could give this movie would be 1½ stars out of five and I still think I’d be just a little bit generous if I did. Nonetheless, its historical significance is high, so I was glad to have had the opportunity to have seen it, and you may too." [4]

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