FILM : Laughter in the Dark
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Laughter in the Dark 1969 Nicol Wiliamson, Anna Karina, Jean-Claude Drouot, Peter Bowles, Sian Phillips, Kate O'Toole London, Majorca
Director : Tony Richardson   Production Company : Les Films Marceau, Winkast Film, Woodfall Film   Region : LONDON H-L,SPAIN

Based on the book by Nabokov, rather a grim but engrossing story as a successful man loses wife, job, daughter, sight and more to an usherette under whose charming spell he recklessly falls. SJ An almost lost film, which I last saw on BBC in 1981. Well overdue for a dvd release.

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Laughter in the Dark - Titles over a pleasant country pile. Faringdon House on the north side of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, east of Swindon.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark001. Titles over a pleasant country pile. Faringdon House on the north side of Faringdon, Oxfordshire, east of Swindon.

Laughter in the Dark - Williamson, the apparently happy family man, with daughter O'Toole in the ground's gardens.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark002. Williamson, the apparently happy family man, with daughter O'Toole in the ground's gardens.

Laughter in the Dark - And the grounds are extensive as Bowles rushes to greet the family.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark003. And the grounds are extensive as Bowles rushes to greet the family.

Laughter in the Dark - Williamson at the front of the house. He replaced Richard Burton after filming had started but did manage to film some scenes here while Liz Taylor handled the gin as related in
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark004. Williamson at the front of the house. He replaced Richard Burton after filming had started but did manage to film some scenes here while Liz Taylor handled the gin as related in "The Mad Boy, Lord Berners, My Grandmother and Me" by Sofka Zinovieff.

Laughter in the Dark - Williamson is dropped off by his chauffeur in town (London) and hails a cab. That arched structure seems familiar from somewhere else ...
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark005. Williamson is dropped off by his chauffeur in town (London) and hails a cab. That arched structure seems familiar from somewhere else ...

Laughter in the Dark - Willimason approaches an interesting block shape. Chris Pain identifies this as the corner of Hogarth Road and Hogarth Place, Earl's Court. The location was seen in 'Straight on Till Morning'. (RL)
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark006. Willimason approaches an interesting block shape. Chris Pain identifies this as the corner of Hogarth Road and Hogarth Place, Earl's Court. The location was seen in 'Straight on Till Morning'. (RL)

laughterdar006n. Replacing Chris' Google shot, from Google Earth, with a better angle. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 19-10-2015)

Laughter in the Dark - This suggests it's not too far away from the above shot but there's definitely a cut.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark007. This suggests it's not too far away from the above shot but there's definitely a cut.

Laughter in the Dark - Katrina and Drouot (aurrounded by deckchairs under the tree) in a park. Possibly Hyde Park.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark008. Katrina and Drouot (aurrounded by deckchairs under the tree) in a park. Possibly Hyde Park.

Laughter in the Dark - Williamson hears about his daughter from Bowles. Andrew Downey confirms this is a real interior in Faringdon House.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark009. Williamson hears about his daughter from Bowles. Andrew Downey confirms this is a real interior in Faringdon House.

Laughter in the Dark - Williamson seeks Phillips to share his grief.
Laughter in the Dark

laughterdark010. Williamson seeks Phillips to share his grief.

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