FILM : Pit of Darkness
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Pit of Darkness 1961 William Franklyn, Moira Redmond, Bruno Barnabe, Leonard Sachs, Nigel Green London, Surrey
Director : Lance Comfort   Production Company : Butcher’s Film Service  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. He then discovers that the private detective, hired by his wife, has been found murdered and a safe that his firm installed in a large country house has been cleverly opened and the contents are missing. So with the help of his wife, he sets out to uncover the truth.

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Pit of Darkness - Whilst casually looking out of his office window Richard sees the Mercedes that tried to run him down parked in the street. Chandos Street, London W1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda011. Whilst casually looking out of his office window Richard sees the Mercedes that tried to run him down parked in the street. Chandos Street, London W1

pitoda011n. The parking bays were suspended for "Filming".....I didn't tell them that I was going!
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - Having ascertained the name of the owner of the Mercedes Richard leaves the office to find out more. Chandos Street, London W1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda012. Having ascertained the name of the owner of the Mercedes Richard leaves the office to find out more. Chandos Street, London W1

pitoda012n. As so often happens the angle was governed by parked cars.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - First he steps over the road to see what the connection might be with the car, and succeeds.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda013. First he steps over the road to see what the connection might be with the car, and succeeds.

pitoda013n. All very well maintained.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - That evening he takes his wife Julie (Moira Redmond) to the night club of the Mercedes owner Clifton Conrad (Leonard Sachs) where he meets Mavis, an hostess who agrees to tell “all” if he visits her at her flat the following morning. Courtfield Gardens, London SW5
Pit of Darkness

pitoda014. That evening he takes his wife Julie (Moira Redmond) to the night club of the Mercedes owner Clifton Conrad (Leonard Sachs) where he meets Mavis, an hostess who agrees to tell “all” if he visits her at her flat the following morning. Courtfield Gardens, London SW5

pitoda014n. No handy parking places today.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - He finds her dead. Courtfield Gardens, London SW5
Pit of Darkness

pitoda015. He finds her dead. Courtfield Gardens, London SW5

pitoda015n. It makes an interesting photograph.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - Finding that by some means or another he has been used to assist in the opening of a safe made by his company he looks out of his window to see the Mercedes driving off once again.  Portland Place, London W1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda016. Finding that by some means or another he has been used to assist in the opening of a safe made by his company he looks out of his window to see the Mercedes driving off once again. Portland Place, London W1

pitoda016n. From ground level.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - The rental of the room opposite was with a view to shooting Richard but he thwarts that attempt, the assassin falls from the roof and Richard makes a hurried escape. It says “Siddons House” There was a Siddons House at  47 Harrow Road, London W2 and I suspect that this could have been the East side on Irongate Wharf Road, now names Harbet Road. It certainly was not near to pitoda013 where the action was supposed to have taken place.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda017. The rental of the room opposite was with a view to shooting Richard but he thwarts that attempt, the assassin falls from the roof and Richard makes a hurried escape. It says “Siddons House” There was a Siddons House at 47 Harrow Road, London W2 and I suspect that this could have been the East side on Irongate Wharf Road, now names Harbet Road. It certainly was not near to pitoda013 where the action was supposed to have taken place.

Pit of Darkness - Richard forces the driver, Clifton Conrad, to take them to his night club. Lower James Street, London W1. The street also appears in 'The Next Man' and 'The Young Americans'.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda018. Richard forces the driver, Clifton Conrad, to take them to his night club. Lower James Street, London W1. The street also appears in 'The Next Man' and 'The Young Americans'.

pitoda018n. Not one of the best days to be out with a camera.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - There he is knocked unconscious once more but eventually escapes and hails a cab. Piccadilly Circus, London W1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda019. There he is knocked unconscious once more but eventually escapes and hails a cab. Piccadilly Circus, London W1

pitoda019n. You don't seriously expect a taxi to be free when it is raining do you?
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - Whilst in the cab, the action of hailing the cab, starts to prompt his memory of events, particularly when he was first abducted. Identified by John Cobbett-Maddy as Gertrude Street, London SW10 looking towards Langton Street with Shalcomb Street on the left.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda020. Whilst in the cab, the action of hailing the cab, starts to prompt his memory of events, particularly when he was first abducted. Identified by John Cobbett-Maddy as Gertrude Street, London SW10 looking towards Langton Street with Shalcomb Street on the left.

pitoda020n. As John pointed out to me the posts are lower and painted white.....and it is much greener overall!
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2017)

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