FILM : What a Crazy World
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
What a Crazy World 1963 Joe Brown, Susan Maughan, Marty Wilde, Avis Bunnage, Freddy & the Dreamers, Harry H. Corbett, Michael Ripper London
Director : Michael Carreras   Production Company : Michael Carreras Productions  Region : LONDON T-Z

An unemployed East End lad has an on-off relationship with his girlfriend and a dream of hitting the big time in the music business. A cheerful pop musical with a working-class background which uses a number of genuine London locations.

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What a Crazy World - The titles roll as a shot of St Luke's church is seen from Whitecross Street in London EC1. An identical shot to that seen at the start of 'The Cracksman'.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo001. The titles roll as a shot of St Luke's church is seen from Whitecross Street in London EC1. An identical shot to that seen at the start of 'The Cracksman'.

whcrwo001n. The same location now, please excuse the urban greenery. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - The camera tilts down to settle on the street market.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo002. The camera tilts down to settle on the street market.

whcrwo002n. Too early for the market when I was there. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - Herbie Shadbolt (Marty Wilde) and The Boys (David Nott, Barry Bethel and Alan Klein) make their way through the market.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo003. Herbie Shadbolt (Marty Wilde) and The Boys (David Nott, Barry Bethel and Alan Klein) make their way through the market.

whcrwo003n. Whitecross Street now. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - After stealing from stalls and shoppers, The Boys stop to watch a Street Trader selling cheap rings.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo004. After stealing from stalls and shoppers, The Boys stop to watch a Street Trader selling cheap rings.

whcrwo004n. The trader has gone and so has the wall that he was hiding behind. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - The Boys laugh after scaring the Trader away when they tell him that the law is coming. The junction of Garrett Street and Whitecross Street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo005. The Boys laugh after scaring the Trader away when they tell him that the law is coming. The junction of Garrett Street and Whitecross Street.

whcrwo005n. At least the scaffolding is for renovation work, not demolition. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - Herbie gets cheeky with two older Women. In the background is the Spread Eagle public house on Whitecross Street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo006. Herbie gets cheeky with two older Women. In the background is the Spread Eagle public house on Whitecross Street.

whcrwo006n. The pub is currently called 'The Trader'. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - The Boys make their escape after breaking crockery on a stall. The corner of Bingfield Street and Caledonian Road N1 identified by Location London.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo007. The Boys make their escape after breaking crockery on a stall. The corner of Bingfield Street and Caledonian Road N1 identified by Location London.

whcrwo007n. The same location now by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

What a Crazy World - Herbie spots Joey Hitchens with his Girlfriend and starts to ridicule them. Caledonian Road again.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo008. Herbie spots Joey Hitchens with his Girlfriend and starts to ridicule them. Caledonian Road again.

whcrwo008n. Peter was also on the Caledonian Road.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

What a Crazy World - Further along the street, Herbie whistles at Marilyn Bishop (Susan Maughan) as she leaves a shop.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo009. Further along the street, Herbie whistles at Marilyn Bishop (Susan Maughan) as she leaves a shop.

whcrwo009n. Is this the same location? Peter thinks it may be.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

What a Crazy World - Alf Hitchens' girlfriend Marilyn tells Herbie to
What a Crazy World

whcrwo010. Alf Hitchens' girlfriend Marilyn tells Herbie to "drop dead" as she walks away with her friend Lil (Lesley Duncan). The Pembroke Castle public house stood at the corner of Bingfield Street and Bemerton in N1.

whcrwo010n. We can see that this is the same spot from Peter's picture.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

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