FILM : Angry Silence, The
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Angry Silence, The 1960 Richard Attenborough, Pier Angeli, Michael Craig, Bernard Lee London, Suffolk
Director : Guy Green   Production Company : Beaver Productions  Region : LONDON A-B,SOUTH EAST A-D

A young factory worker in Ipswich decides to stand up against his work-mates and fellow union members when they want to hold a wildcat strike. A railway station needs to be identified as well as some London streets.

Besides detailed location information Rob Beckwith has also provided some support information from his friends who had connections with the location shooting of the film. One friends father, Sid, worked at Reavell & Co when the film was being made and appears in two segments. One was a background shot with Oliver Reed and the other was of his hand switching off a machine, adding that "The cast were very friendly". Apparently, the Picket Line was going to be shot outside Reavell & Co in Ranelegh Road but it was decided to relocate a mile down the road to Cowell Street instead.

Another friend at the age of seven watched the filming taking place in Tyler Street. He remembers that "They mounted a comers on the corner where a building had been demolished".

Rob Beckwith has also added that before the actual filming took place Richard Attenborough went to Ipswich to be taught how to operate the machine that he worked on during the film.

Sally Ryder has written to say that her grandfather, Percy Lambert was a foreman at Reavells at the time of the filming and he said that the overalls worn by Bernard Lee in the film were actually his because the director decided that the ones provided by wardrobe were too pristine and their statures was along the "same sturdy lines". Why would he not tell the truth?

John Wilson who has resolved some of the Ipswich locations for us remembers waking up as a child one morning to a lot of noise outside of the house where he lived, 82, New Cut West, Ipswich. Outside were several large vehicles which turned out to those used by film crew and actors of this film. With his mother and sister, he watched the scenes where the factory workers walked and cycled to work being shot. These were filmed in Tyler Street and Hawes Street, Ipswich and the factory entrance used was that of Ransomed and Rappers. These streets have long since altered and the company gone. The scene is where Michael Craig is riding the motor cycle through the crowds of pedestrians.

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Angry Silence, The - An LMS, London Midland and Scottish freight engine, I'm told, and Ipswich was Great Eastern. We're only on Pic. 1 and already the plot thickens! The locomotive 40010 is not a freight locomotive but a class 3MT mixed-traffic loco, one of a class of 70 which spent most of their life on local and suburban passenger trains. This particular one was allocated to Watford in 1948 and by 1960 had moved to Willesden so from either location could regularly be seen anywhere between Euston and Northampton.  All the Willesden Junction main line platforms were completely demolished in 1962 so a recognisable now shot is impossible. However there was a long footbridge, very similar to that seen, linking the main line platforms to the high level platforms. As the same station was used for the background to the closing credits I suggest that all the railway filming was done at Willesden Junction. John Ashley sent in this detailed account. Wonderful, thank you. And John adds...The story is supposedly set in Melsham but it is not the real Melsham which is three mile south-east of the better known Melksham in Wiltshire
Angry Silence, The

as001. An LMS, London Midland and Scottish freight engine, I'm told, and Ipswich was Great Eastern. We're only on Pic. 1 and already the plot thickens! The locomotive 40010 is not a freight locomotive but a class 3MT mixed-traffic loco, one of a class of 70 which spent most of their life on local and suburban passenger trains. This particular one was allocated to Watford in 1948 and by 1960 had moved to Willesden so from either location could regularly be seen anywhere between Euston and Northampton. All the Willesden Junction main line platforms were completely demolished in 1962 so a recognisable now shot is impossible. However there was a long footbridge, very similar to that seen, linking the main line platforms to the high level platforms. As the same station was used for the background to the closing credits I suggest that all the railway filming was done at Willesden Junction. John Ashley sent in this detailed account. Wonderful, thank you. And John adds...The story is supposedly set in Melsham but it is not the real Melsham which is three mile south-east of the better known Melksham in Wiltshire

Angry Silence, The - Not Ipswich. However Simon Barnes kindly wrote in and said that the station is Willesden Junction. This station was also used in School for Scoundrels. Any pics anyone?
Angry Silence, The

as002. Not Ipswich. However Simon Barnes kindly wrote in and said that the station is Willesden Junction. This station was also used in School for Scoundrels. Any pics anyone?

Angry Silence, The - Not Ipswich.
Angry Silence, The

as003. Not Ipswich.

Angry Silence, The - Again.
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as004. Again.

Angry Silence, The - Again, but where
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as005. Again, but where

Angry Silence, The - Leaving a station.
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as006. Leaving a station.

Angry Silence, The - Near a railway. The plates on the cars are London not Ipswich if that's any clue. Roy Barnacle, USA.
Angry Silence, The

as007. Near a railway. The plates on the cars are London not Ipswich if that's any clue. Roy Barnacle, USA.

as007n. Peter Brown has located it as Station Approach, Willesden Junction Station, London NW10 and provides this Google Earth shot to support. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2016)

Angry Silence, The - Outside a station, but not Ipswich.
Angry Silence, The

as008. Outside a station, but not Ipswich.

as008n. Peter is a little less convinced, but feels that this is a reverse p.o.v. from 007 following the car as it moves towards the little bridge in Station Approach......surely he is right? Picture courtesy of Google. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 26-01-2016)

Angry Silence, The - Could this be a London street?
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as009. Could this be a London street?

as009n. Benbow Road, Hammersmith. London W6, pic and ident by David Aley. Spot on!
(Modern Photo Added: 03-11-2011)

Angry Silence, The - John Wilson identifies this as Felaw Street, Ipswich, the backs to houses behind Michael Craig are in Bulstrode Road and the awning in the far background belonged to Hayward's bakery, now long gone. (RL)
Angry Silence, The

as010. John Wilson identifies this as Felaw Street, Ipswich, the backs to houses behind Michael Craig are in Bulstrode Road and the awning in the far background belonged to Hayward's bakery, now long gone. (RL)

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