FILM : Black Orchid
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Black Orchid 1953 Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes, John Bentley, Mary Laura Wood, Patrick Barr, Sheila Burrell London
Director : Charles Saunders   Production Company : Kenilworth Film Productions, Mid Century Film Productions  Region : LONDON A-B

A rare flower is the only clue to be found when a Doctor is implicated in the death of his wife.

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Black Orchid - Sophie begins to cross a main road. The junction of Finchley Road, Acacia Road and Wellington Road in St. John’s Wood with Grove End Road to the left.
Black Orchid

blaor011. Sophie begins to cross a main road. The junction of Finchley Road, Acacia Road and Wellington Road in St. John’s Wood with Grove End Road to the left.

bla0r011n. A much leafier corner now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 12-07-2017)

Black Orchid - As Sophie steps from the refuge, a lorry approaches. Looking north along Finchley Road from the junction with Acacia Road, Wellington Road and Grove End Road.
Black Orchid

blaor012. As Sophie steps from the refuge, a lorry approaches. Looking north along Finchley Road from the junction with Acacia Road, Wellington Road and Grove End Road.

blaor012n. The trees have really taken over. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 12-07-2017)

Black Orchid - The Truck Driver brakes too late and Mrs. Winnington is run down and killed. Facing Wellington Road at the junction with Grove End Road, Finchley Road and Acacia Road in NW8.
Black Orchid

blaor013. The Truck Driver brakes too late and Mrs. Winnington is run down and killed. Facing Wellington Road at the junction with Grove End Road, Finchley Road and Acacia Road in NW8.

blaor013n. The fatal junction. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 12-07-2017)

Black Orchid - After being charged with his wife’s murder by poisoning, Dr. Winnington is sentenced to death. The Central Criminal Court seen from the corner of Holborn Viaduct and Old Bailey at London’s EC1 and EC4 boundary. Various aspects of the building have been seen many times before including in ‘The Naked Edge’, ‘Seven Days to Noon’ and ‘Front Page Story’.
Black Orchid

blaor014. After being charged with his wife’s murder by poisoning, Dr. Winnington is sentenced to death. The Central Criminal Court seen from the corner of Holborn Viaduct and Old Bailey at London’s EC1 and EC4 boundary. Various aspects of the building have been seen many times before including in ‘The Naked Edge’, ‘Seven Days to Noon’ and ‘Front Page Story’.

blaor014n. Peter has been there "many times before" as well but this is his latest shot from there. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-06-2017)

Black Orchid - As they endeavour to prove John’s innocence, Eric and Christine arrive at the café where the Winnington’s former Maid works. Kensington High Street in W8 with the corner of Earl’s Court Road in the centre background.
Black Orchid

blaor015. As they endeavour to prove John’s innocence, Eric and Christine arrive at the café where the Winnington’s former Maid works. Kensington High Street in W8 with the corner of Earl’s Court Road in the centre background.

Black Orchid - Christine tells Eric Blair (John Bentley) that she will go in and question the Maid on her own. Outside Troy Court on Kensington High Street with the rear of buildings on Pater Street in the left distance.
Black Orchid

blaor016. Christine tells Eric Blair (John Bentley) that she will go in and question the Maid on her own. Outside Troy Court on Kensington High Street with the rear of buildings on Pater Street in the left distance.

Black Orchid - Mrs. Humphries (Mary Jones) potters about the garden as Christine and Eric arrive to speak with her husband.
Black Orchid

blaor017. Mrs. Humphries (Mary Jones) potters about the garden as Christine and Eric arrive to speak with her husband.

Black Orchid - Vincent Humphries (Patrick Barr) makes an excuse to leave the cottage momentarily.
Black Orchid

blaor018. Vincent Humphries (Patrick Barr) makes an excuse to leave the cottage momentarily.

Black Orchid - Leaving the Humphries', Eric and Christine discuss their suspicions about Vincent as they head on towards Chichester. Highwood Hill, London NW7. Out of sight to the left is the start of March Lane. (RL)
Black Orchid

blaor019. Leaving the Humphries', Eric and Christine discuss their suspicions about Vincent as they head on towards Chichester. Highwood Hill, London NW7. Out of sight to the left is the start of March Lane. (RL)

Black Orchid - As the car begins to descend a steep hill, Eric finds that the brakes are not working. Highwood Hill, London NW7 (RL)
Black Orchid

blaor020. As the car begins to descend a steep hill, Eric finds that the brakes are not working. Highwood Hill, London NW7 (RL)

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