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I'll Never Forget You(1951)

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The working titles of this film were Berkeley Square, No. 9 Berkeley Square, Beyond Time and Space, Man of Two Worlds and The House on the Square, which was also the British release title. Although contemporary sources note that the picture begins in black and white, and then transforms to Technicolor when the modern "Peter Standish" goes back in time to 1784, the viewed print was only in black and white.
       A July 30, 1945 Hollywood Reporter news item stated that Gregory Peck and Maureen O'Hara were set to star in the picture, although the project was then suspended until 1950. According to a July 1950 Hollywood Reporter news item, Micheline Prelle was set to co-star with Tyrone Power. Prelle was replaced by Constance Smith, who, according to a March 15, 1951 Hollywood Reporter news item, was replaced by Ann Blyth after Smith became ill with pneumonia. A April 1, 1951 New York Times article, however, claimed that Smith was replaced by Blyth because studio production chief Darryl F. Zanuck did not feel that Smith was "sufficiently experienced for such a difficult part." A modern source asserts that Jean Simmons had been sought to play opposite Power, and that Carol Reed had been asked to direct the project. Although a February 1951 Hollywood Reporter news item includes Margaret Johnston and Geoffrey Sumner in the cast, their appearance in the completed picture has not been confirmed. Contemporary sources report that the film was shot entirely on location in London, England.
       On September 22, 1952, Power reprised his role for a Lux Radio Theatre broadcast of the story, which co-starred Debra Paget. Fox Film Corp. first filmed John L. Balderston's play in 1933 as Berkeley Square, which was directed by Frank Lloyd and starred Leslie Howard and Heather Angel (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40). Among the many television dramatizations of the story are a March 20, 1949 version, directed by Paul Nickell and starring William Prince and Leueen MacGrath; a February 13, 1951 show, directed by Donald Davis and starring Richard Greene and Grace Kelly; and a February 5, 1959 presentation, directed by George Schaefer and starring John Kerr and Edna Best.