FILM : Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)
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Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) 1952 Mark Stevens, Jean Kent, John Bentley, Garry Marsh London, Surrey
Director : David MacDonald   Production Company : Tempean Productions  Region : LONDON H-L,SOUTH EAST E-L

During a London reunion of a World War II RAF unit, an American pilot gets into a fight with one of his buddies, who is drunk and belligerent. The next day the pilot wakes up in a strange hotel room with blood on his suit, and can't remember how he got there. Then he discovers that the friend he fought with the night before has been murdered, and he is a prime suspect.

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Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Clark Sutton (John Bentley) and his friend Louise Parker (Jean Kent) drive to an airport where he is about to test fly a plane. Unknown location.
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho001. Clark Sutton (John Bentley) and his friend Louise Parker (Jean Kent) drive to an airport where he is about to test fly a plane. Unknown location.

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - On arrival they drive to a building and park up. Louise goes to the control tower to see
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho002. On arrival they drive to a building and park up. Louise goes to the control tower to see "John” (Jack Lambert) her brother, while her boyfriend Paul Smith (Mark Stevens) is in the air testing a plane. Croydon Airport.

lostho002n. Croydon Airport has been completely re-developed and it is now impossible to replicate this capture. However, the original hotel remains, albeit enlarged, and can be photographed "passenger side".
(Modern Photo Added: 31-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Paul, Louise and Clark meet up and the men decide to go for a drink at the “Fox and Hounds”. Clark is the first to arrive. Market Place Kingston-upon-Thames
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho003. Paul, Louise and Clark meet up and the men decide to go for a drink at the “Fox and Hounds”. Clark is the first to arrive. Market Place Kingston-upon-Thames

lostho003n. Pedestrianised and not easy now to get a clear view.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Paul and Louise pull up outside. Market Place, Kingston-Upon-Thames. The Market Place also features in 'The Dock Brief' and 'Operation Diplomat'.
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho004. Paul and Louise pull up outside. Market Place, Kingston-Upon-Thames. The Market Place also features in 'The Dock Brief' and 'Operation Diplomat'.

lostho004n. Another pub gone.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Paul shouts out after her that he will marry her “even if he has to carry her to the alter”. Market Place, Kingston-Upon-Thames. Totally messed up the
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho005. Paul shouts out after her that he will marry her “even if he has to carry her to the alter”. Market Place, Kingston-Upon-Thames. Totally messed up the "now" shot, should have been further back, SINGER were at No.30 if you are down that way.

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Paul has a fight with Kenneth Peters (John Harvey) but they all go off for a night on town, Peters returns to his home in the early hours where someone is waiting for him and kills him. Members of the Britmovie Forum advise that this is Queen's Gardens in SW7.
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho006. Paul has a fight with Kenneth Peters (John Harvey) but they all go off for a night on town, Peters returns to his home in the early hours where someone is waiting for him and kills him. Members of the Britmovie Forum advise that this is Queen's Gardens in SW7.

lostho006n. Indeed it is and the street lights are in the same place and remain in character. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 05-07-2017)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Paul leaves his hotel where he stayed overnight and sets off to visit Louise. Exiting Alexander Place into Thurloe Place, London SW7
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho007. Paul leaves his hotel where he stayed overnight and sets off to visit Louise. Exiting Alexander Place into Thurloe Place, London SW7

lostho007n. Still a very smart place to be.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Upon entering Thurloe Square he sees a police car, that soon drives away, outside John Parker’s house.
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho008. Upon entering Thurloe Square he sees a police car, that soon drives away, outside John Parker’s house.

lostho008n. More difficult to park these days. Bridget Carrington highlights the fact that it is the main entrance to the Victoria & Albert Museum in the background to the left.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Enters No 14, Thurloe Square.
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho009. Enters No 14, Thurloe Square.

lostho009n. Very much the same.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame) - Louise doesn’t believe that Paul is a killer and wants to help him. They set off to talk to the waiter who served the reunion drinks, which he believes were “spiked”, and they visit the “Golden Lion” but learn that a Mr Wrigley had helped the barman early in the evening. No 51 Dean Street, London W1
Lost Hours, The (aka The Big Frame)

lostho010. Louise doesn’t believe that Paul is a killer and wants to help him. They set off to talk to the waiter who served the reunion drinks, which he believes were “spiked”, and they visit the “Golden Lion” but learn that a Mr Wrigley had helped the barman early in the evening. No 51 Dean Street, London W1

lostho010n. One can still see where those original fittings were.
(Modern Photo Added: 30-07-2016)

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