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MEMORY OF US

Directed by H. KAYE DYAL Screenplay by ELLEN GEER

Betty and Brad have a comfortable suburban home, two kids, a housekeeper, bullfight posters on the wall and multivolumes of Will and Ariel Durant on the bookshelves. They are not happy, a condition that has only fleetingly to do with children or interior decoration. Brad plays around; Betty plays alone.

"Here's a secret," she confides at the beginning of Memory of Us, assuming —probably incorrectly—that anyone wants to hear. It seems that she is happiest in a tacky little room she rents in the Starlite Motel, where she can practice photography, be...

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