FILM : 23 Paces to Baker Street
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
23 Paces to Baker Street 1956 Cecil Parker, Van Johnson, Vera Miles, Maurice Denham, Patricia Laffan London
Director : Henry Hathaway   Production Company : Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation  Region : LONDON T-Z

A blind playwright searches for kidnappers after overhearing their plot.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.

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23 Paces to Baker Street - The film opens with a panoramic view of the River Thames.  St. Paul's cathedral stands in the top left as Waterloo Bridge crosses the river in the bottom of the image. From the Savoy Hotel, also the view that Jennie saw in Bitter Harvest.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs001. The film opens with a panoramic view of the River Thames. St. Paul's cathedral stands in the top left as Waterloo Bridge crosses the river in the bottom of the image. From the Savoy Hotel, also the view that Jennie saw in Bitter Harvest.

23 Paces to Baker Street - As tugs pull their barges up the river, the sunset turns the smog laden sky orange.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs002. As tugs pull their barges up the river, the sunset turns the smog laden sky orange.

23 Paces to Baker Street - The camera continues to pan bringing the Royal Festival Hall and Hungerford Bridge into view.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs003. The camera continues to pan bringing the Royal Festival Hall and Hungerford Bridge into view.

23 Paces to Baker Street - Through the haze can be seen Westminster and Lambeth Bridges spanning the Thames.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs004. Through the haze can be seen Westminster and Lambeth Bridges spanning the Thames.

23 Paces to Baker Street - Phillip Hannon (Van Johnson) walks onto the balcony of his apartment with his estranged fiancée Jean Lennox (Vera Miles). The Houses of Parliament and Victoria Embankment occupy the left of the picture.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs005. Phillip Hannon (Van Johnson) walks onto the balcony of his apartment with his estranged fiancée Jean Lennox (Vera Miles). The Houses of Parliament and Victoria Embankment occupy the left of the picture.

23 Paces to Baker Street - Jean and the butler, Matthews, look down from the apartment as Hannon leaves. Portland Place at the junction with Weymouth Street in W1 with the statue of Sir George Stuart White centre.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs006. Jean and the butler, Matthews, look down from the apartment as Hannon leaves. Portland Place at the junction with Weymouth Street in W1 with the statue of Sir George Stuart White centre.

23 Paces to Baker Street - The blind playwright visits The Eagle public house where   he overhears part of a conversation that he believes is a plan for the kidnapping of a child. The Mason's Arms at the corner of Upper Porchester Street and Titchborne Street in W2. The location has been redeveloped and Upper Porchester Street has been renamed as Norfolk Crescent but the buildings in the left background survive.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs007. The blind playwright visits The Eagle public house where he overhears part of a conversation that he believes is a plan for the kidnapping of a child. The Mason's Arms at the corner of Upper Porchester Street and Titchborne Street in W2. The location has been redeveloped and Upper Porchester Street has been renamed as Norfolk Crescent but the buildings in the left background survive.

23 Paces to Baker Street - Jean goes to see Inspector Grovening after the police do not take Hannon's suspicions seriously. Paddington Green Police Station on Harrow Road W2 which stood opposite Dudley Street.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs008. Jean goes to see Inspector Grovening after the police do not take Hannon's suspicions seriously. Paddington Green Police Station on Harrow Road W2 which stood opposite Dudley Street.

tpbs008n. This is the same location now. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

23 Paces to Baker Street - More clues are revealed but the Inspector still doesn't help, thinking that Hannon's vivid imagination is to blame. The building was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Westway but was also seen in 'The Challenge' and 'The Blue Lamp'.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs009. More clues are revealed but the Inspector still doesn't help, thinking that Hannon's vivid imagination is to blame. The building was demolished in 1965 to make way for the Westway but was also seen in 'The Challenge' and 'The Blue Lamp'.

23 Paces to Baker Street - Lady Syrett is visited by Hannon and Matthews in an effort to find the intended victim of the kidnapping and the two are led to nursemaid Janet Murch and the Unity Domestic Bureau. Wilton Crescent, London SW1.
23 Paces to Baker Street

tpbs010. Lady Syrett is visited by Hannon and Matthews in an effort to find the intended victim of the kidnapping and the two are led to nursemaid Janet Murch and the Unity Domestic Bureau. Wilton Crescent, London SW1.

tpbs010n. A spot on comparison by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 02-11-2014)

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