Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Julie Christie, James Robertson Justice
Gloucester Road, West End, London
Director : Ken Annakin Production Company : Independent Artists Region : LONDON C-D
Forsdyke, a pathological petty thief subjects himself to a strict correction course run by a wealthy ex-con Widdowes and his Crooks Anonymous organization. Forsdyke's young and innocent girlfriend Babette, holds the hopes for his recovery and promises that she'll marry him if he'll reform. However, Forsdyke loses control when he's locked in a department store over Christmas.
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can001. Simon James in his new book "London Film Location Guide", accurately identifies pics1 to 5 as Launceston Place and Kynance Mews......Big Sleep....remember, London W8.
can001n. Now with some added windows. SJ. (Modern Photo Added: 30-12-2008)
can002n. Approaching the eastern branch of Kynance Mews. SJ. (Modern Photo Added: 30-12-2008)
can003n. Entering the eastern branch of Kynance Mews. SJ. (Modern Photo Added: 30-12-2008)
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can006. Old Bond St, Adrian Grepnold.
can006n. The stills "can 6, 7, 9 & 10" are, as you say, Old Bond Street - I found confirmation of this by discovering that ALFRED HAYS was a theatre
ticket agent and was located at no.26 back in the 40s/50s. Pic and ident from Mike Haldenby. Thanks Mike. (Modern Photo Added: 23-11-2008)
can006a. Five years on we have a “second opinion”. Richard Lovejoy believes the action to have taken place in New Bond Street. Alfred Hays moved to 159 New Bond St (now occupied by Dior) in the early 1960’s and he suggests that the building line on the right as well as the corner of Clifford Street on the left validates. A topic for debate?
can006an. Difficult to get the exact angle without stopping the traffic. (Modern Photo Added: 16-12-2013)
can007. Don't know.
can007n. The road has changed somewhat - my pic shows that Chanel now occupies No 26 but it looks like a wide front and I suspect that Alfred Hays may have been double fronted; DKNY is there too. Mike Haldenby kindly took this one and sent it in. (Modern Photo Added: 16-12-2013)
can007a. 159 New Bond Street in 1962 perhaps.
can007an. 159 New Bond Street 2013 (Modern Photo Added: 15-12-2013)