FILM : Work is a Four Letter Word
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Work is a Four Letter Word 1968 David Warner, Cilla Black, Zia Mohyeddin, David Waller, Elizabeth Spriggs, Alan Howard Birmingham, London
Director : Peter Hall   Production Company : Cavalcade Films  Region : LONDON T-Z,MIDLANDS

Everyone is employed by a large corporation but Valentine Brose would rather stay at home to tend his psychedelic mushrooms. However, his fiancee wants him to settle down.

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Work is a Four Letter Word - Views of regeneration in a now disappeared Birmingham are shown as the titles roll. This is the rear of Cumberland House which stands on Broad Street in Birmingham, West Midlands.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw001. Views of regeneration in a now disappeared Birmingham are shown as the titles roll. This is the rear of Cumberland House which stands on Broad Street in Birmingham, West Midlands.

wflw001n. From a similar viewpoint now, looking over Tennant Street in B15.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - An unconfirmed location. After further redevelopement in the area, it is likely that the block seen here has since been demolished.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw002. An unconfirmed location. After further redevelopement in the area, it is likely that the block seen here has since been demolished.

Work is a Four Letter Word - The film's Export Court is shown. Facing south west from a court off St Martin's Street. The building seen centre left background is Five Ways House on Islington Row Middleway.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw003. The film's Export Court is shown. Facing south west from a court off St Martin's Street. The building seen centre left background is Five Ways House on Islington Row Middleway.

wflw003n. A rather different sight today.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - Another modern, high rise block is seen through gaps in the aging terraces. Panning from previous image wflw003 brings Auchinleck House at Five Ways into view from the court off St Martin's Street, looking over Tennant Street.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw004. Another modern, high rise block is seen through gaps in the aging terraces. Panning from previous image wflw003 brings Auchinleck House at Five Ways into view from the court off St Martin's Street, looking over Tennant Street.

wflw004n. Taken from a little closer on Tennant Street.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - In an undefined future overseen by DICE (Domestic Industries Community Estate), billboards advertise unfulfilled promises of new buildings. An unconfirmed location although, giving that other shots were filmed in and around Marylebone Goods Yard, this may be part of the same area during demolition.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw005. In an undefined future overseen by DICE (Domestic Industries Community Estate), billboards advertise unfulfilled promises of new buildings. An unconfirmed location although, giving that other shots were filmed in and around Marylebone Goods Yard, this may be part of the same area during demolition.

Work is a Four Letter Word - Mounted 'DICE' Police patrol the empty streets. A very sorry looking St Martin's Street in Birmingham B15.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw006. Mounted 'DICE' Police patrol the empty streets. A very sorry looking St Martin's Street in Birmingham B15.

wflw006n. A happier view of homes on Moss House Close and Roseland Way now.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - Valentine Brose (David Warner) comes out of his home in the fictional Consumer Court to collect manure for his mushrooms. This looks like one of the numerous 'courts' once found in the city, featuring typical 'Brummie' back to back houses.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw007. Valentine Brose (David Warner) comes out of his home in the fictional Consumer Court to collect manure for his mushrooms. This looks like one of the numerous 'courts' once found in the city, featuring typical 'Brummie' back to back houses.

wflw007n. A publicity still, marginally clearer than the screen capture, of the same location.
(Modern Photo Added: 02-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - The unemployed fungiculturist walks into the road. The now demolished, southern part of St Martin's Street.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw008. The unemployed fungiculturist walks into the road. The now demolished, southern part of St Martin's Street.

wflw008n. From about the same spot now. Behind the background buildings is the Five Ways Shopping Centre and the remaining part of St Martin's Street.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

Work is a Four Letter Word - Valentine follows the horses along the street. St Martin's Street near the junction with Tennant Street looking towards Broad Street. The Five Ways Shopping Centre is to the extreme left.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw009. Valentine follows the horses along the street. St Martin's Street near the junction with Tennant Street looking towards Broad Street. The Five Ways Shopping Centre is to the extreme left.

Work is a Four Letter Word - The staff of the DICE facility set off to work. St Martin's Street.
Work is a Four Letter Word

wflw010. The staff of the DICE facility set off to work. St Martin's Street.

wflw010n. The same area looks very different now.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2013)

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