FILM : Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake 1955 Mona Freeman, Jean Kent, Maxwell Reed, Frederick Leister, Hugh Miller Taplow, Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Director : Albert S Rogell   Production Company : Gibraltar Films Ltd, Roxbury Productions Inc.  Region : SOUTH EAST R-Z

April returns from America to her native England to attend her parents' funeral. She is told by officials that they died of natural causes but she soon comes to suspect that the nurse who took care of her parents was involved in their deaths. Since the nurse is well thought of in the town, no one believes her. What April doesn't know is that her parents' killer has selected her as the next victim after discovering that April will inherit at 21 all that she has plotted to gain.

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Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - April Haddon (Mona Freeman) return home to the UK from the USA arrives at “Dawmouth” station. She is greeted by the station master (Phillip Ray) and the taxi driver (Frank Atkinson) who picks up her cases. With the grateful assistance of Dave Woodhead of the MDRS and of Peter Swayne both of whom guided me to the fount of knowledge Mike Walker who identified this as Taplow Station.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe001. April Haddon (Mona Freeman) return home to the UK from the USA arrives at “Dawmouth” station. She is greeted by the station master (Phillip Ray) and the taxi driver (Frank Atkinson) who picks up her cases. With the grateful assistance of Dave Woodhead of the MDRS and of Peter Swayne both of whom guided me to the fount of knowledge Mike Walker who identified this as Taplow Station.

shaoffe001n. With steam far behind us overhead electrification is now underway.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-11-2015)

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - They drive through an “High Street” to the family home. Spittle Street, Marlow says Clive Turner, spot on!
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe002. They drive through an “High Street” to the family home. Spittle Street, Marlow says Clive Turner, spot on!

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - April arrives at the home of her late parents. Clive Turner identifies this as Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Currently for sale through
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe003. April arrives at the home of her late parents. Clive Turner identifies this as Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Currently for sale through "Knight Frank" for £10m+ Request(s) to use their photographs on the Site have been ignored... While we wait, one can snap the reverse pov from Hurley on the other side of the Thames (SJ)

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - She is greeted by her stepmother Florence Haddon (Jean Kent). Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Identified by Clive Turner.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe004. She is greeted by her stepmother Florence Haddon (Jean Kent). Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Identified by Clive Turner.

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - They later share coffee together, it looks as thought the property is next to water.  Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Identified by Clive Turner. An almost identical
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe005. They later share coffee together, it looks as thought the property is next to water. Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow. Identified by Clive Turner. An almost identical "Now" shot appears on the Knight Frank website.

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - April “oversleeps” on the morning of her late fathers funeral and looks out of the bedroom window to the church, All Saints, Marlow.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe006. April “oversleeps” on the morning of her late fathers funeral and looks out of the bedroom window to the church, All Saints, Marlow.

shaoffe006n. The tree has grown as you would expect.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-11-2015)

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - The attendant mourners leave the church, including the maid Elsie (Gretchen Franklin), second right. Unknown location.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe007. The attendant mourners leave the church, including the maid Elsie (Gretchen Franklin), second right. Unknown location.

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - Mr Driscoll (Hugh Miller) leaves the house having read the will saying that to inherit April has to stay under the guardianship of her stepmother until she is 21 years old in three weeks time. Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow Bucks.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe008. Mr Driscoll (Hugh Miller) leaves the house having read the will saying that to inherit April has to stay under the guardianship of her stepmother until she is 21 years old in three weeks time. Medmenham Abbey, Ferry Lane, Medmenham, Marlow Bucks.

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - April goes in search of the damaged mystery boat that is said to have killed her father whilst he was fishing. The River at Marlow with the bridge and All Saint’s Church centre.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe009. April goes in search of the damaged mystery boat that is said to have killed her father whilst he was fishing. The River at Marlow with the bridge and All Saint’s Church centre.

shaoffe009n. Not quite such a "working" environment now.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-11-2015)

Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake - She walks the river bank looking for a damaged power boat.
Shadow of Fear aka Before I Wake

shaoffe010. She walks the river bank looking for a damaged power boat.

shaoffe010n. Make way for riverside development.
(Modern Photo Added: 23-11-2015)

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