Charles Victor, Zena Marshall, Cyril Chamberlain, Peggy Mount
Director : John Gilling Production Company : Kenilworth Film Productions Region : LONDON E-G,SOUTH EAST E-L
An aging bank cashier learns that his health is failing decides to steal his branches cash to escape his nagging wife and dull life to enjoy his remain time. Before he starts the high life he books into an Eastbourne boarding house where he gradually turns to more philanthropic aims and eventually dies.
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embz001. The credits are displayed while the camera travels down a long heavily tree lined suburban road, over local cross roads shown here but the road name is not legible. Twickenham ish? With thanks to CliveT of Britmovie for establishing Boileau Road with the junction of Washington Road, London SW13.
embz001n. Boileau Road at the crossroads with Washington Road looking down Madrid Road. (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
embz002. Continuing over the crossroads the style of houses change to smaller housing and no trees. CliveT of Britmovie establishes this as Boileau Road, London SW13
embz002n. There are trees now, and cars! (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
embz003. This is where Henry Paulson (Charles Victor) lives with his nagging wife.
embz003n. No 56 Boileau Road, London SW13. (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
embz004. Relieved to be going to work and escaping the wife he passes a travel agency and dreams a cruise.
Is Kensington High Street really on his way to work?
embz004n. Troy Court, Kensington High Street. The shop no longer a travel agency. (Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2014)
embz005. Victor approaches his branch from the station. The “bank” so frequently used in various films, even with the same name in “Delayed Action” as was the adjoining building in “Stronghold”.
embz005n. Now demolished and absorbed into the Twickenham Film Studios. (Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2014)
embz006. Victor leaves for work the following day having learned from his doctor that his time is limited which sows the seed as to how he can break out from his rut and enjoy his remaining few years. CliveT of Britmovie says Boileau Road, London SW13
embz006n. Angles are somewhat governed by parked cars these days. (Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2016)
embz007. Having stolen the cash from the safe, witnessed by his manager, he makes his hurried escape and enters Victoria Station.
embz007n. He would have to find an alternative entrance now. (Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2014)
embz008. Eager to avoid being spotted in London he catches the first train to be announced with imminent departure, he is on his way to Eastbourne.
embz008n. Not such clear signage now. (Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2014)
embz009. Establishing shot of Eastbourne seashore and pier.
embz009n. More colourful now. (Modern Photo Added: 07-03-2014)
embz010. His taxi from the station pulls up at “Eastcote Hotel” – Proprietor: Mrs I Larkin (Peggy Mount) Included to perhaps help with identification of the road.