FILM : Door in the Wall, The
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Door in the Wall, The 1956 Stephen Murray, Ian Hunter, Leonard Sachs, Ann Blake London
Director : Glenn H Alvey Jnr.   Production Company : Associated British Pathé and the BFI Experimental Film Fund  Region : LONDON C-D

An outwardly successful politician is perturbed by a recurring vision of a childhood memory in which a mysterious green door led to a magical garden. As a result he astonishes his old friend when he refuses the appointment of Lord Chief Justice having seen the door at critical moments during his life. He further informs his friend that if he sees the door again, he will enter it.

Whilst not a commercially distributed film in accordance with our basic criteria the aspects of its background, the number of locations included and containing actors of note make this film worthy of inclusion in our listings.

It is essentially an experimental film, designed to explore the possibilities of the Dynamic Frame technique evolved by Glenn H Alvey Jnr. The aim was to combine the advantages of the new “big screens” with an ability to compose in close-up, to select detail and to emphasise mood. To achieve this, the dimensions of the frame (in this case VistaVision) change both laterally and vertically both from one shot to another or during a scene. 

Screen captures and locations provided by Jules Ballantyne and uncredited now shots by Richard Lovejoy

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Door in the Wall, The - Once again marking a wall with an arrow. Carthew Road.
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa021. Once again marking a wall with an arrow. Carthew Road.

ditwa021n. I believe the house has been extended so the exact location is a little uncertain but it is there or thereabouts.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - Once again speeding off down the street. Carthew Road
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa022. Once again speeding off down the street. Carthew Road

ditwa022n. It seems that that house always wants to have a different façade to the others.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - This time, a really long arrow. Corner of Kilmarsh Road and Iffley Road, London W6
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa023. This time, a really long arrow. Corner of Kilmarsh Road and Iffley Road, London W6

ditwa023n. No doubts about the location.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - He arrives at school. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road. Security have agreed to a '
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa024. He arrives at school. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road. Security have agreed to a '"now" shot out of term time.

Door in the Wall, The - Children start to leave at the end of the day. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road.
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa025. Children start to leave at the end of the day. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road.

ditwa025n. Rather more security these days.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - Henry Redmond (Brian Leslie), centre, persuades two other boys to follow Wallace. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road.
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa026. Henry Redmond (Brian Leslie), centre, persuades two other boys to follow Wallace. Godolphin and Latymer School, Iffley Road.

ditwa026n. And it's a school for girls.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - Henry challenges Frank that he “has found something, an enchanted garden…” View of school from Kilmarsh Road
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa027. Henry challenges Frank that he “has found something, an enchanted garden…” View of school from Kilmarsh Road

ditwa027n. Impossible to exclude that pole.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - Frank admits that he has, but accused of being a liar he agrees to take them there. Return to Carthew Road.
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa028. Frank admits that he has, but accused of being a liar he agrees to take them there. Return to Carthew Road.

ditwa028n. A very well maintained road.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - Finding one arrow has been covered up by a poster they are chased away as they try to look behind it. Carthew Road again.
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa029. Finding one arrow has been covered up by a poster they are chased away as they try to look behind it. Carthew Road again.

ditwa029n. Somewhat less activity during my visit.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

Door in the Wall, The - He fails to find the other arrows. Brackenbury Gardens, London W6
Door in the Wall, The

ditwa030. He fails to find the other arrows. Brackenbury Gardens, London W6

ditwa030n. Cars, cars, cars, cars, the bane of Reelstreets.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-02-2017)

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