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Memento Mori


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A BBC film adaptation of Muriel Spark 's witty and macabre novel set in 1950s London starring Maggie Smith
Michael Hordem Renee Asherson
"Remember you must die," says the anonymous voice on the telephone. Is it a joke or is there a more sinister purpose threatening the lives of the recipients?
Producer Louis Marks ; Director Jack Clayton * SEE FILMS pages 26-30


Unknown: Muriel Spark
Unknown: Maggie Smith
Unknown: Michael Hordem
Unknown: Renee Asherson
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Jack Clayton
Mabel Pettigrew: Maggie Smith
Godfrey Colston: Michael Hordern
Charmian Colston: Renee Asherson
Percy Mannering: Cyril Cusack
Dame Lettie Colston: Stephanie Cole
Jean Tay/or: Thora Hird
Guy Leet: Maurice Denham
Henry Mortimer: John Wood
Olive Mannering: Zoë Wanamaker
Eric Colston: Peter Eyre
Ronald Sidebottome: Robert Flemyng
Tempest Sidebottome: Barbara Hicks
Granny Va/vona: Muriel Pavlow
Mrs Mortimer: Anna Cropper

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