FILM : Flesh is Weak, The
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Flesh is Weak, The 1958 William Franklyn, John Derek, Milly Vitale, Martin Benson London
Director : Don Chaffey   Production Company : Raymond Stross Productions  Region : LONDON E-G

Tony Giani (John Derek) is a pimp who preys on young women who come to London looking for fame and fortune. He charms them into his confidence and then blackmails them into prostitution. The film concerns pretty Marissa (Milly Vitale) from Italy who quickly falls for Tony but when she tries to escape her sordid environment she is put in mortal danger. As with many films of this age it appears that only an investigative journalist (William Franklyn) can rescue her from her squalid life in Soho. Screen shots and unattributed NOW shots uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

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Flesh is Weak, The - Melissa (Milly Vitale) arrives in London by train and leaves St. Pancras Station wide eyed and excited.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw001. Melissa (Milly Vitale) arrives in London by train and leaves St. Pancras Station wide eyed and excited.

flisw001n. Pity about the "Cherry Picker".
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - She finds her way to the “Dorset Foundation Hostel For Young Women” in Shaftesbury Avenue, just north of Cambridge Circus.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw002. She finds her way to the “Dorset Foundation Hostel For Young Women” in Shaftesbury Avenue, just north of Cambridge Circus.

flisw002n. A daytime shot with Palace Theatre in the top left background.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - The following morning she finds her way to Old Compton Street to find work.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw003. The following morning she finds her way to Old Compton Street to find work.

flisw003n. And the newspaper shop remains to this day.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - She emerges out of Berwick Street (also seen in The Final Appointment)
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw004. She emerges out of Berwick Street (also seen in The Final Appointment)

flisw004n. The stalls are a little less basic and the Fish & Chip shop remains under a different name.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - As she continues her walk through the streets of London she is watched by Henry (Harold Lang), a member of Tony’s team, as he stands outside the door to No3 Monmouth Street.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw005. As she continues her walk through the streets of London she is watched by Henry (Harold Lang), a member of Tony’s team, as he stands outside the door to No3 Monmouth Street.

flisw005n. You can still buy your "fags" next door.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - Marissa enters Old Compton Street (again!) from Wardour Street.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw006. Marissa enters Old Compton Street (again!) from Wardour Street.

flisw006n. Perhaps a little more colourful now.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - Maybe to look at an advertisement that she saw in flisw003
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw007. Maybe to look at an advertisement that she saw in flisw003

flisw007n. Nothing on offer now.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

Flesh is Weak, The - Henry continues to follow and observe her as she seeks employment. Unknown location but it must surely be/have been close to all the earlier shots. Indeed it was, Peter himself has finally come up with it, Shaftesbury Ave. and what was the
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw008. Henry continues to follow and observe her as she seeks employment. Unknown location but it must surely be/have been close to all the earlier shots. Indeed it was, Peter himself has finally come up with it, Shaftesbury Ave. and what was the "Phillips" building, he has promised us a shot. (RL)

flisw008n. True to his word Peter does his best to replicate the shot at the junction of Shaftesbury Avenue and Saint Giles High Street, London WC2.....despite all the trees. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 12-09-2015)

Flesh is Weak, The - Marissa walks past what looks like a large shop or store that is unlikely to be far away from the film location area. Unknown location.
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw009. Marissa walks past what looks like a large shop or store that is unlikely to be far away from the film location area. Unknown location.

Flesh is Weak, The - Melissa crosses Shaftesbury Avenue at the junction with Neal Street and Monmouth Street
Flesh is Weak, The

flisw010. Melissa crosses Shaftesbury Avenue at the junction with Neal Street and Monmouth Street

flisw010n. Some changes to traffic flow.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-05-2014)

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