Ada is a 1961 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Dirk Bogarde, Susan Hayward, and Anthony Perkins. The film is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by James Michener. The film tells the story of Ada Monroe (Hayward), a young woman who is sent from her home in the American South to live with her father in the British colony of Sarawak in Borneo. Ada is a strong-willed and independent woman, and she struggles to adapt to her new life in a foreign country. She eventually falls in love with a local man, Tuan (Bogarde), but their relationship is forbidden by her father. Ada is a beautiful and moving film that explores the themes of love, loss, and identity. The film is also notable for its stunning cinematography, which captures the lush beauty of the Malaysian rainforest.

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Ada (1961)

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Ada is a 1961 British drama film directed by Guy Green and starring Dirk Bogarde, Susan Hayward, and Anthony Perkins. The film is based on the 1957 novel of the same name by James Michener. The film tells the story of Ada Monroe (Hayward), a young woman who is sent from her home in the American South to live with her father in the British colony of Sarawak in Borneo. Ada is a strong-willed and independent woman, and she struggles to adapt to her new life in a foreign country. She eventually falls in love with a local man, Tuan (Bogarde), but their relationship is forbidden by her father. Ada is a beautiful and moving film that explores the themes of love, loss, and identity. The film is also notable for its stunning cinematography, which captures the lush beauty of the Malaysian rainforest.

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Cast
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Susan Hayward

Ada Gillis
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Dean Martin

Bo Gillis
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Wilfrid Hyde-White

Sylvester Marin
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Ralph Meeker

Colonel Yancey
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Martin Balsam

Steve Jackson
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Frank Maxwell

Ronnie Hallerton
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Connie Sawyer

Alice Sweet
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Ford Rainey

Speaker
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Charles Watts

Al Winslow
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Larry Gates

Joe Adams
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Robert S. Simon

Warren Hatfield
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Bill Zuckert

Harry Davers (as William Zuckert)
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Richard Alexander

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Leon Alton

Spectator at Rally (uncredited)
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Audley Anderson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ellen Atterbury

Mrs. Carlton (uncredited)
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Barney Barnett

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ruth Barton

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Joe Bassett

Sam Kinney (uncredited)
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Rodney Bell

Reporter (uncredited)
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Herman Belmonte

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Richard Benedict

Alabama Man (uncredited)
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Mary Benoit

Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
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Jack Bernardi

Reporter (uncredited)
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Margaret Bert

Sylvester's Nurse (uncredited)
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Helen Beverley

Mrs. Stauton (uncredited)
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Robert Bice

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Merritt Bohn

Committee Man (uncredited)
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Nesdon Booth

Walter Dow (uncredited)
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Jan Bradley

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Ralph Brooks

Photographer (uncredited)
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Helen Brown

Kathleen - Governor's Secretary (uncredited)
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Robert Burton

Committee Man (uncredited)
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Kathryn Card

Mrs. Betty Mae Dunston (uncredited)
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Jack Carr

Man in Crowd During Speech (uncredited)
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Sue Casey

Party Girl (uncredited)
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James J. Casino

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Ken Christy

Politician (uncredited)
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Fred Coby

Reporter (uncredited)
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Bud Cokes

Guard (uncredited)
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Bart Conrad

Photographer (uncredited)
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Cindy Courtland

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Duane Cress

Reporter (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Lucille Curtis

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Shirley Cytron

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Jack Daly

Attendant (uncredited)
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John Damler

Reporter (uncredited)
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Edgar Dearing

Politician (uncredited)
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Amy Douglass

Mrs. Bradville (uncredited)
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Jim Drum

Policeman (uncredited)
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Ted Dudomaine

Politician (uncredited)
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Harvey B. Dunn

Politician (uncredited)
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Joan Dupuis

Bride (uncredited)
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Duke Fishman

Spectator at Rally (uncredited)
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Carol Forman

Newspaper Woman (uncredited)
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Terry Frost

Politician (uncredited)
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Kenneth Gibson

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Marilyn Gladstone

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Joe Gray

Reporter (uncredited)
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Lyn Guild

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Robert Haines

Reporter (uncredited)
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Claude Hall

Deputy (uncredited)
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Lola Harris

Charwoman (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Club Patron (uncredited)
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John Hart

Politician at Rally (uncredited)
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Kathryn Hart

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Jack Henderson

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Stuart Holmes

Spectator at Legislative Meeting (uncredited)
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Anthony Jochim

Tom (uncredited)
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Dick Johnstone

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Chester Jones

Waiter (uncredited)
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Dorothy Joyce

Keely's Wife (uncredited)
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Stan Kahn

Reporter (uncredited)
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Sid Kane

Photographer (uncredited)
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Charles Keane

Reporter (uncredited)
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Colin Kenny

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Ingeborg Kjeldsen

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Helen Kleeb

Mrs. Smith (uncredited)
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Peg La Centra

Maude Penmore (uncredited)
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Mike Lally

Well-Wisher (uncredited)
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Lawrence LaMarr

Gardner (uncredited)
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Tommy Lee

Chinese Proprietor (uncredited)
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Carl M. Leviness

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Louise Lorimer

Mrs. Danford (uncredited)
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Jon Lormer

James Ordman - Committee Man (uncredited)
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Arthur Lovejoy

Doorman (uncredited)
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Mark Lowell

Reporter (uncredited)
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Herbert Lytton

Clerk at Legislative Meeting (uncredited)
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James Macklin

Politician (uncredited)
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Mike Mahoney

Politician (uncredited)
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Pat Manning

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Martin Mason

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Sydney Mason

Reporter (uncredited)
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David O. McCall

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Mathew McCue

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Joe McGuinn

Politician (uncredited)
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J. Edward McKinley

Robert Keely (uncredited)
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David McMahon

Politician (uncredited)
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Edward McNally

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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William Meader

Party Guest (uncredited)
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Eunice Miller

Charwoman (uncredited)
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Ralph Montgomery

Photographer (uncredited)
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Forbes Murray

Well-Wisher (uncredited)
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Norman Nazarr

Reporter (uncredited)
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Robert O'Connor

Groom (uncredited)
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Sherry O'Neil

Barbara (uncredited)
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Ollie O'Toole

Politician (uncredited)
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Gloria Pall

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Emory Parnell

Security Guard (uncredited)
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Kenneth Patterson

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Pat Patterson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Charles Perry

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Alma Platt

Elderly Woman (uncredited)
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Ed Prentiss

Clergyman at Legislative Meeting (uncredited)
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Bill Quinn

Tom De Paul - Committee Man (uncredited)
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Beulah Quo

Wife of Chinese Restaurant Proprietor (uncredited)
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Robert Reiner

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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William Remick

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Leoda Richards

Woman at Tea (uncredited)
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Pete Robinson

Politician (uncredited)
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Robert Robinson

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Gene Roth

Chief Justice (uncredited)
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John Roy

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Dick Ryan

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Lee Sabinson

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Jeffrey Sayre

Member of the State Legislature (uncredited)
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Ann Seaton

Sylvester's Secretary (uncredited)
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Scott Seaton

Reporter (uncredited)
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Bernard Sell

Party Guest (uncredited)
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William Sharon

Politician (uncredited)
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Jack Shea

Politician (uncredited)
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Charles Sherlock

Legislator (uncredited)
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Dori Simmons

Party Girl (uncredited)
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J. Lewis Smith

Reporter (uncredited)
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Stephen Soldi

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Ray Spiker

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Ann Staunton

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Well-Wisher (uncredited)
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Harry Strang

Reporter (uncredited)
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Ray Teal

Sheriff Kearney Smith (uncredited)
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Robert Terry

Politician (uncredited)
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Tomi Thurston

Party Girl (uncredited)
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Mary Treen

Clubwoman with Pecan Pie (uncredited)
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Sid Troy

Club Patron (uncredited)
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Max Wagner

Spectator in State House Gallery (uncredited)
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Bill Walker

William, Servant (uncredited)
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Helen Wallace

Nurse (uncredited)
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Mack Williams

Clinton Dockhelder - Committee Man (uncredited)
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Dick Winslow

Reporter (uncredited)
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Wilson Wood

Reporter (uncredited)
Crew
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Daniel Mann

Director
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Arthur Sheekman

Writer
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William Driskill

Writer
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Wirt Williams

Writer
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Ada

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10/2/2012

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