FILM : Return of a Stranger (1937)
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Return of a Stranger (1937) 1937 Griffith Jones, Rosalyn Boulter, Ellis Jeffries, Athole Stewart London
Director : Victor Hanbury   Production Company : Premier-Stafford Productions  Region : LONDON R-S

A couple have plans to elope but a fight with her father's solicitor ends in murder committed by an unknown third-party, and the is hunted for the crime

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson.

Also known as 'The Face Behind the Scar' (New US Title)

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Return of a Stranger (1937) - After being fired by Sir Patrick Wall, chemist James Martin catches a train to Southampton with his fiancée Carol Wall.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst001. After being fired by Sir Patrick Wall, chemist James Martin catches a train to Southampton with his fiancée Carol Wall.

Return of a Stranger (1937) - Four years after becoming a murder suspect, James Martin  rebuilds his life in South Africa.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst002. Four years after becoming a murder suspect, James Martin rebuilds his life in South Africa.

Return of a Stranger (1937) - Assuming the identity of Peter Douglas, Martin works at the laboratory of the Transvaal Chemical Corporation. Looks more like East London than South Africa!
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst003. Assuming the identity of Peter Douglas, Martin works at the laboratory of the Transvaal Chemical Corporation. Looks more like East London than South Africa!

Return of a Stranger (1937) - Following an explosion at the chemical plant, Martin recovers in the Rhodes Memorial Hospital. Another building that would be more at home in Middlesex than in Middelburg.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst004. Following an explosion at the chemical plant, Martin recovers in the Rhodes Memorial Hospital. Another building that would be more at home in Middlesex than in Middelburg.

Return of a Stranger (1937) - With his face scarred by the accident, Martin returns home with the intention of clearing his name. Waterloo station on Waterloo Road in London SE1.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst005. With his face scarred by the accident, Martin returns home with the intention of clearing his name. Waterloo station on Waterloo Road in London SE1.

retst005n. Peter captures the changed scene. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-07-2016)

Return of a Stranger (1937) - Martin is met at the station before being driven to the office of John Forbes, Carol's husband. Waterloo station in Lambeth, also seen in 'Bank Holiday', 'Piccadilly Incident', 'Horror Hospital' and 'The Good Die Young'.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst006. Martin is met at the station before being driven to the office of John Forbes, Carol's husband. Waterloo station in Lambeth, also seen in 'Bank Holiday', 'Piccadilly Incident', 'Horror Hospital' and 'The Good Die Young'.

Return of a Stranger (1937) - Forbes contacts his solicitor after suspecting that Douglas is really James Martin. Looking onto Old Square in Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2. The location was seen in 'Home to Danger'.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst007. Forbes contacts his solicitor after suspecting that Douglas is really James Martin. Looking onto Old Square in Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2. The location was seen in 'Home to Danger'.

retst007n. Pity about the unsightly clutter and vehicles. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 10-12-2015)

Return of a Stranger (1937) - At the Criminal Records Office, a set of Peter Douglas' fingerprints obtained by Forbes are compared to those of Martin. The sign identifies Great Scotland Yard in SW1 which was seen to better effect in 'Atonement' and 'The Ipcress File'.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst008. At the Criminal Records Office, a set of Peter Douglas' fingerprints obtained by Forbes are compared to those of Martin. The sign identifies Great Scotland Yard in SW1 which was seen to better effect in 'Atonement' and 'The Ipcress File'.

retst008n. A different sign but the same spot captured by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 10-04-2016)

Return of a Stranger (1937) - An establishing shot of the frontage of London's Victoria station in Belgravia.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst009. An establishing shot of the frontage of London's Victoria station in Belgravia.

retst009n. These two shots could be for the film "Victor Victoria" (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-12-2015)

Return of a Stranger (1937) - A taxi approaches the station. Looking from Terminus Place onto the junction of Wilton Road and Victoria Street with the Victoria Palace theatre in the centre background.
Return of a Stranger (1937)

retst010. A taxi approaches the station. Looking from Terminus Place onto the junction of Wilton Road and Victoria Street with the Victoria Palace theatre in the centre background.

retst010n. This will have to be replaced when the station upgrade is (ever) completed, hopefully then the rest of the shots can be accomplished as well. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 08-12-2015)

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