FILM : This Happy Breed
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
This Happy Breed 1944 Robert Newton, Celia Johnson, Stanley Holloway, John Mills Buckinghamshire, London
Director : David Lean   Production Company : Noel Coward-Cineguild, Two Cities Films  Region : LONDON T-Z,SOUTH EAST R-Z

Based on the Noel Coward play about the trials and tribulations of a London family between the wars.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

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This Happy Breed [1944] [DVD]

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This Happy Breed - 1926 brings the General Strike and Reg is injured during a brawl in Whitechapel Road.
This Happy Breed

thhabr011. 1926 brings the General Strike and Reg is injured during a brawl in Whitechapel Road.

This Happy Breed - Trains are still and stations quiet as the country comes to a stand. Royal Oak station in London W2 with Lord Hills Bridge crossing the railway in the background.
This Happy Breed

thhabr012. Trains are still and stations quiet as the country comes to a stand. Royal Oak station in London W2 with Lord Hills Bridge crossing the railway in the background.

This Happy Breed - Sam Leadbetter (Guy Verney) helps to get the trains moving while Frank volunteers as a bus driver. This is the London bound platform at Denham station in Buckinghamshire.
This Happy Breed

thhabr013. Sam Leadbetter (Guy Verney) helps to get the trains moving while Frank volunteers as a bus driver. This is the London bound platform at Denham station in Buckinghamshire.

This Happy Breed - It's not long before Sam and Vi get married. Ronnie Hackston tells us that this is St Thomas' Church, Telford Avenue, Telford Park in SW2.
This Happy Breed

thhabr014. It's not long before Sam and Vi get married. Ronnie Hackston tells us that this is St Thomas' Church, Telford Avenue, Telford Park in SW2.

This Happy Breed - The bride and groom pause for their picture to be taken. Telford Avenue, Telford Park in Streatham Hill located by Ronnie Hackston.
This Happy Breed

thhabr015. The bride and groom pause for their picture to be taken. Telford Avenue, Telford Park in Streatham Hill located by Ronnie Hackston.

This Happy Breed - Outside St.Thomas' Church in Telford Park. Identified by Ronnie Hackston.
This Happy Breed

thhabr016. Outside St.Thomas' Church in Telford Park. Identified by Ronnie Hackston.

This Happy Breed - Billy Mitchell (John Mills) opens the door for Reg as the young man heads off to marry Phyllis Blake. Alderbrook Road located by Ray Simmons.
This Happy Breed

thhabr017. Billy Mitchell (John Mills) opens the door for Reg as the young man heads off to marry Phyllis Blake. Alderbrook Road located by Ray Simmons.

thhabr017n. The same road in Balham.

This Happy Breed - The car returns to take the rest of the family to church. Looking south on Alderbrook Road with Oldridge Road Board School in the background.
This Happy Breed

thhabr018. The car returns to take the rest of the family to church. Looking south on Alderbrook Road with Oldridge Road Board School in the background.

thhabr018n. Confirmed by the distinctive building of the currently named Alderbrook Primary School. Picture from Ray Simmons.

This Happy Breed - Frank and Ethel sit in Hyde Park after the death of Reg and his wife. Stanhope Gate on Park Lane with the Dorchester Hotel in the left background. The ivy covered lodge was demolished in 1959 as part of the Park Lane Improvement Scheme.
This Happy Breed

thhabr019. Frank and Ethel sit in Hyde Park after the death of Reg and his wife. Stanhope Gate on Park Lane with the Dorchester Hotel in the left background. The ivy covered lodge was demolished in 1959 as part of the Park Lane Improvement Scheme.

thhabr019n. A wider Park Lane now.

This Happy Breed - For a few seconds, the couple listen to a Fascist as they pass Speaker's Corner on the way to get a cup of tea.
This Happy Breed

thhabr020. For a few seconds, the couple listen to a Fascist as they pass Speaker's Corner on the way to get a cup of tea.

thhabr020n. Speaker's Corner at the corner of Cumberland Gate and Park Lane. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-03-2009)

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