FILM : Secret People
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Secret People 1952 Valentina Cortese, Audrey Hepburn, Serge Reggiani, Charles Goldner London, Paris (France)
Director : Thorold Dickinson   Production Company : Ealing Studios  Region : LONDON R-S,FRANCE

A tale of intrigue involving an assassination plot when a woman helps the police apprehend the conspirators after an innocent bystander is accidentally killed.

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Secret People [DVD]

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Secret People - The film opens with a panorama of London. Looking towards the River Thames from the south west tower of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Secret People

secpe001. The film opens with a panorama of London. Looking towards the River Thames from the south west tower of St. Paul's Cathedral.

Secret People - An establishing shot of Anselmo's cafe on fictional Morton Street, Paddington where the proprietor has care of his friend's daughters Maria and Eleanora Brentano.
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secpe002. An establishing shot of Anselmo's cafe on fictional Morton Street, Paddington where the proprietor has care of his friend's daughters Maria and Eleanora Brentano.

secpe002n. Sale Place in London W2 with the arched entrance of Rainsford Street to the left.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-12-2013)

Secret People - Anselmo (Charles Goldner) runs across the road to chemist Daly (John Ruddock) in his shop after Nora collapses in the cafe. On the opposite side of the street from image secpe002 on Sale Place.
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secpe003. Anselmo (Charles Goldner) runs across the road to chemist Daly (John Ruddock) in his shop after Nora collapses in the cafe. On the opposite side of the street from image secpe002 on Sale Place.

secpe003n. The same location now.
(Modern Photo Added: 05-12-2013)

Secret People - Seven years later, Anselmo, Nora (Audrey Hepburn) and Maria leave the solicitors office after the two girls are naturalised. Chancery Lane in WC2.
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secpe004. Seven years later, Anselmo, Nora (Audrey Hepburn) and Maria leave the solicitors office after the two girls are naturalised. Chancery Lane in WC2.

secpe004n. The same location now, in failing light.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-12-2013)

Secret People - Maria Brent (Valentina Cortese) and Anselmo walk together as Nora hurries to catch a bus.
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secpe005. Maria Brent (Valentina Cortese) and Anselmo walk together as Nora hurries to catch a bus.

Secret People - Anselmo, Nora and Maria visit the 1937 Paris Exhibition. A sequence of Newsreel footage from the exhibition is shown.
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secpe006. Anselmo, Nora and Maria visit the 1937 Paris Exhibition. A sequence of Newsreel footage from the exhibition is shown.

Secret People - The three enjoy the sights of Paris and the exhibition and the girls catch sight of General Galbern, their Father's murderer.
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secpe007. The three enjoy the sights of Paris and the exhibition and the girls catch sight of General Galbern, their Father's murderer.

Secret People - Maria is found in the crowds by Louis Balan, her former fiancé, and they take a cab to his appartment. A second unit shot taken from the Place de la Concorde, looking straight up the Rue Royale to the Place deal Madeleine. Location identified by Robin Paterson.
Secret People

secpe008. Maria is found in the crowds by Louis Balan, her former fiancé, and they take a cab to his appartment. A second unit shot taken from the Place de la Concorde, looking straight up the Rue Royale to the Place deal Madeleine. Location identified by Robin Paterson.

Secret People - Steenie (Geoffrey Hibbert) waits under a bridge over the Seine. A studio set at Ealing included for completeness.
Secret People

secpe009. Steenie (Geoffrey Hibbert) waits under a bridge over the Seine. A studio set at Ealing included for completeness.

Secret People - A Valet (John Allen) descends the stairs towards Steenie to sell information about General Galbern before meeting his doom in the water.
Secret People

secpe010. A Valet (John Allen) descends the stairs towards Steenie to sell information about General Galbern before meeting his doom in the water.

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