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) - They follow the same route passing St. Giles-without-Cripplegate and the remaining building in Jewin Crescent also seen in The Weapon.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman031. They follow the same route passing St. Giles-without-Cripplegate and the remaining building in Jewin Crescent also seen in The Weapon.

keyman031n. Now St Giles Terrace part of the Barbican development.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Smithers and Lionel depart Finsbury Circus via Circus Place, London EC2.  Park House in the background.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman032. Smithers and Lionel depart Finsbury Circus via Circus Place, London EC2. Park House in the background.

keyman032n. Once the Crossrail project is over we may be able to see through to the other side once again.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - The police are not far behind and follow them into Circus Place. A reverses pov seen in Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman033. The police are not far behind and follow them into Circus Place. A reverses pov seen in Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence.

keyman033n. It makes a welcome change to have the scaffolding only in the capture.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - They are back into Finsbury Circus! This and other similar angle shots were also seen in the Americanization of Emily.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman034. They are back into Finsbury Circus! This and other similar angle shots were also seen in the Americanization of Emily.

keyman034n. Crossrail intrudes once again.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - As do the police passing Britannic House designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman035. As do the police passing Britannic House designed by Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens.

keyman035n. Rather more parking control these days.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Eventually finding their way to Tower Bridge.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman036. Eventually finding their way to Tower Bridge.

keyman036n. A very convenient traffic island.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Some chancy overtaking. St. Andrews Church, New Kent Road, London SE1. Demolished in 1956
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman037. Some chancy overtaking. St. Andrews Church, New Kent Road, London SE1. Demolished in 1956

keyman037n. A different spirit is represented now.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Turning sharply left carefully avoiding a pedestrian.  New Kent Road into Bartholomew Street with Ada Lewis House, Women’s Lodging House, now Driscoll House Hotel background slightly right of centre.
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman038. Turning sharply left carefully avoiding a pedestrian. New Kent Road into Bartholomew Street with Ada Lewis House, Women’s Lodging House, now Driscoll House Hotel background slightly right of centre.

keyman038n. A surprisingly similar scene today.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - Continuing the chase we are now into territory closer to the film studio. Morden Road, London SW19
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman039. Continuing the chase we are now into territory closer to the film studio. Morden Road, London SW19

keyman039n. Industrial units are more sympathetically hidden these days.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake) - The police get ever closer. Morden Road, London SW19 A reverse POV to 039
Key Man, The (aka Life at Stake)

keyman040. The police get ever closer. Morden Road, London SW19 A reverse POV to 039

keyman040n. I should have captured one of the many police cars that day for an accurate now.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-10-2017)

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