FILM : Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) 1957 Lee Patterson, Hy Hazell, Colin Gordon, Philip Leaver London
Director : Montgomery Tully   Production Company : Merton Park Studios.  Region : LONDON H-L

In an attempt to reconstruct a criminal case for his radio show, Lionel Hulme advertises for information as to the whereabouts of a robber who has recently finished a sentence for the manslaughter of his accomplice. The significant proceeds of their final robbery were never recovered and Hulme's nose for a story leads him into life threatening danger.

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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Down an ally way. Strand Lane, as was, now substantially built on by the King’s College expansion.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman011. Down an ally way. Strand Lane, as was, now substantially built on by the King’s College expansion.

keyman011n. Access to Strand Lane may have gone but the background, Bush House (Grade ll listed), survives and is now part of King's College Strand Campus.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Jelf advises Lionel that he is being “tailed”. Strand Lane, London WC2
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman012. Jelf advises Lionel that he is being “tailed”. Strand Lane, London WC2

keyman012n. At least much of the Lane survives.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Jelf tells Lionel that he shared a prison cell with Smithers and, as Dimitriadi also advised, he is dead. Strand Lane. The ‘Roman’ Bath can be viewed through a window the other side of the railings.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman013. Jelf tells Lionel that he shared a prison cell with Smithers and, as Dimitriadi also advised, he is dead. Strand Lane. The ‘Roman’ Bath can be viewed through a window the other side of the railings.

keyman013n. Not much has changed in this historic part of London.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - As they climb a flight of steps Jelf tells Lionel that there was another man involved in the £20,000 robbery, Haddow, also that Smithers talked in his steep about “a key”. Surrey Steps, Strand Lane, London WC2.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman014. As they climb a flight of steps Jelf tells Lionel that there was another man involved in the £20,000 robbery, Haddow, also that Smithers talked in his steep about “a key”. Surrey Steps, Strand Lane, London WC2.

keyman014n. The sign confirms that I have the right place.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They separate, Jelf is about to enter Surrey Street looking towards Howard Street., long swallowed up in development.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman015. They separate, Jelf is about to enter Surrey Street looking towards Howard Street., long swallowed up in development.

keyman015n. Certainly for now the gates are locked.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Lionel learns from Mrs Glass (Maudie Edwards) the publican, that Arthur Smithers is not only alive but frequents the pub from time to time. Coincidently he calls in for a drink but rushes off before Lionel can meet with him. The Dover Castle, Weymouth Mews, London W1
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman016. Lionel learns from Mrs Glass (Maudie Edwards) the publican, that Arthur Smithers is not only alive but frequents the pub from time to time. Coincidently he calls in for a drink but rushes off before Lionel can meet with him. The Dover Castle, Weymouth Mews, London W1

keyman016n. Presumably it will re-open when the works are finished.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Subsequent events prompt a meeting with Smithers at the
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman017. Subsequent events prompt a meeting with Smithers at the "Thameside Restaurant”. Southbank and Waterloo Bridge.

keyman017n. A brief break in the crowds.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - A full shot of the Restaurant for record purposes.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman018. A full shot of the Restaurant for record purposes.

keyman018n. No shortage of places to eat nearby now, try the British Film Institute to the right.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - In exchange for some money for Smithers “to get away” Lionel obtains the keys to the deposit box at “Key Lane Underground Stronghold Treasury”. Moorgate on the corner with Kings Arms Yard, London EC2
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman019. In exchange for some money for Smithers “to get away” Lionel obtains the keys to the deposit box at “Key Lane Underground Stronghold Treasury”. Moorgate on the corner with Kings Arms Yard, London EC2

keyman019n. Thankfully all very much the same.
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Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Meanwhile, Lionel’s wife Pauline (Paula Byrne), returns home from her mother’s and is confronted by Haddow. She hastily escapes but Haddow learns of Lionel’s visit to the stronghold. Weymouth Mews, London W1
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman020. Meanwhile, Lionel’s wife Pauline (Paula Byrne), returns home from her mother’s and is confronted by Haddow. She hastily escapes but Haddow learns of Lionel’s visit to the stronghold. Weymouth Mews, London W1

keyman020n. The shadows suggest much the same time of day.
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