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) - Around the corner she finds a convenient telephone box. Weymouth Mews, London W1
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman021. Around the corner she finds a convenient telephone box. Weymouth Mews, London W1

keyman021n. Could that have been a convenient prop?
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Whilst Pauline is on the telephone to the Police Haddow makes his way to the stronghold. Weymouth Mews entering Weymouth Street, London W1
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman022. Whilst Pauline is on the telephone to the Police Haddow makes his way to the stronghold. Weymouth Mews entering Weymouth Street, London W1

keyman022n. I had to wait a bit for this shot, it seems to be a place to "pop and have a fag".
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Haddow, with an original key, assists Lionel to open the safe deposit box as he is having trouble with a duplicate. They leave, Lionel with a gun in his back. Moorgate on the corner with Kings Arms Yard, London  EC2
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman023. Haddow, with an original key, assists Lionel to open the safe deposit box as he is having trouble with a duplicate. They leave, Lionel with a gun in his back. Moorgate on the corner with Kings Arms Yard, London EC2

keyman023n. I think that you have to press the buzzer to be let into that bank.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They walk to a bomb site. New Union Street with Moorgate Station to the left of the frame looking across Moorfields.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman024. They walk to a bomb site. New Union Street with Moorgate Station to the left of the frame looking across Moorfields.

keyman024n. Difficult to get anywhere near that location now but the background buildings still survive.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They arrive at wooden hut. New Union Street, London EC2
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman025. They arrive at wooden hut. New Union Street, London EC2

keyman025n. Difficult to be totally exact but the Barbican dominates the scene now.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They stand and “discuss” the situation as to how Haddow “thinks he is going to get away with it”. New Union Street, London EC2 looking towards the rear of the Whitbread Brewery, Chiswell Street.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman026. They stand and “discuss” the situation as to how Haddow “thinks he is going to get away with it”. New Union Street, London EC2 looking towards the rear of the Whitbread Brewery, Chiswell Street.

keyman026n. Even if my angle is slightly off it would remain an uninteresting "now".
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Smithers turns up in his Austin A40 Somerset Convertible. Doesn’t look quite the day to have the top down!
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman027. Smithers turns up in his Austin A40 Somerset Convertible. Doesn’t look quite the day to have the top down!

keyman027n. Maybe there will be a clearer view when the boarding comes down.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Haddow is “accidently” shot, Smithers and Lionel return to the car with Lionel designated as driver.  New Union Street with a clearer view of the Whitbread Brewery.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman028. Haddow is “accidently” shot, Smithers and Lionel return to the car with Lionel designated as driver. New Union Street with a clearer view of the Whitbread Brewery.

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They head off at speed. Milton Street, London EC2 turning into Fore Street. with Armourers & Braziers Hall, Coleman Street just right of centre.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman029. They head off at speed. Milton Street, London EC2 turning into Fore Street. with Armourers & Braziers Hall, Coleman Street just right of centre.

keyman029n. The eastern end of Milton Street has been absorbed into the Barbican development.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - The police having visited the stronghold give chase apparently knowing exactly where the action is. Also turning into Fore Street.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman030. The police having visited the stronghold give chase apparently knowing exactly where the action is. Also turning into Fore Street.

keyman030n. We are probably on the second or third redevelopment now.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

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