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 - Facing the corner of Bingfield Street and Bemerton Street with Selkirk House to the right. A health centre now occupies the spot where the pub once stood but Selkirk House remains.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo011. Facing the corner of Bingfield Street and Bemerton Street with Selkirk House to the right. A health centre now occupies the spot where the pub once stood but Selkirk House remains.

whcrwo011n. Peter captures the scene now.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

What a Crazy World - The Boys continue along the street before entering the employment exchange where a number of cultural stereotypes perform a song and dance routine. Caroline Woods remembers the employment exchange scenes being shot inside Caledonian Road Baths at the corner of Caledonian Road and Stanmore Street in N1.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo012. The Boys continue along the street before entering the employment exchange where a number of cultural stereotypes perform a song and dance routine. Caroline Woods remembers the employment exchange scenes being shot inside Caledonian Road Baths at the corner of Caledonian Road and Stanmore Street in N1.

whcrwo012n. And this is what the location looks like now. Picture from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-01-2017)

What a Crazy World - Joey Hitchens (Michael Goodman) runs home. Beaconsfield Buildings between York Road and Caledonian Road in London N1. Information from David Goodwin.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo013. Joey Hitchens (Michael Goodman) runs home. Beaconsfield Buildings between York Road and Caledonian Road in London N1. Information from David Goodwin.

What a Crazy World - After he bumps into a neighbour as she leaves her flat, tearaway Joey insults her. Facing south from Beaconsfield Buildings.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo014. After he bumps into a neighbour as she leaves her flat, tearaway Joey insults her. Facing south from Beaconsfield Buildings.

What a Crazy World - Alf Hitchens (Joe Brown) walks into an amusement arcade.  Looking out onto Whitecross Street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo015. Alf Hitchens (Joe Brown) walks into an amusement arcade. Looking out onto Whitecross Street.

whcrwo015n. Looking across from outside the present shop. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - Following another song and dance performance, the Arcade Owner (Michael Ripper) is carried out into the street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo016. Following another song and dance performance, the Arcade Owner (Michael Ripper) is carried out into the street.

whcrwo016n. The same business is still going strong at number 169.(PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - Herbie and Alf discuss Marylin as they walk. Whitecross Street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo017. Herbie and Alf discuss Marylin as they walk. Whitecross Street.

whcrwo017n. The same street now. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - The two jobless boys continue along the street.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo018. The two jobless boys continue along the street.

whcrwo018n. Facing southward on Whitecross Street at the junction with Banner Street. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - A broke Alf looks at guitars through a shop window. Whitecross Street with Banner Street to the extreme right.
What a Crazy World

whcrwo019. A broke Alf looks at guitars through a shop window. Whitecross Street with Banner Street to the extreme right.

whcrwo019n. The background buildings have been disappeared making the corner wider. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 04-12-2013)

What a Crazy World - That evening, Herbie and Alf make their escape after a fight in a club. Tony Holyoak advises that this is Nelson's Passage running between Dingley Place and Nora Street in EC1 adding that
What a Crazy World

whcrwo020. That evening, Herbie and Alf make their escape after a fight in a club. Tony Holyoak advises that this is Nelson's Passage running between Dingley Place and Nora Street in EC1 adding that "Shooting caused a great stir when the stars appeared for a scene that lasted just a few seconds." The building at the far end of the passage is the Princess Alice public house.

whcrwo020n. The passage in daylight, captured by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 07-05-2017)

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