FILM : Looking on the Bright Side
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Looking on the Bright Side 1932 Gracie Fields, Richard Dolman, Betty Shale London, Middlesex
Director : Graham Cutts and Basil Dean   Production Company : Associated Talking Pictures (ATP)  Region : LONDON H-L,SOUTH EAST E-L

Gracie falls in love with songwriting hairdresser who gets a glimpse of the big time and starts forgetting his roots, and the girl who loves him.

Screen shots uploaded by Phil Wilkinson from source material provided by John Tunstill.

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Looking on the Bright Side - Gracie (Gracie Fields) and Laurie (Richard Dolman) distribute song sheets to their neighbours.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi001. Gracie (Gracie Fields) and Laurie (Richard Dolman) distribute song sheets to their neighbours.

Looking on the Bright Side - The building's residents sing
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi002. The building's residents sing "Looking on the Bright Side". This appears to be an elaborate set.

Looking on the Bright Side - Gracie and Laurie leave a theatre where the new song is performed.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi003. Gracie and Laurie leave a theatre where the new song is performed.

Looking on the Bright Side - Following the new found fame, Laurie becomes attracted to a glamorous actress and Gracie joins the police force. Church Place in Ealing with St. Mary's Church through the gateway.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi004. Following the new found fame, Laurie becomes attracted to a glamorous actress and Gracie joins the police force. Church Place in Ealing with St. Mary's Church through the gateway.

lobrsi004n. The wall has been rebuilt and extensions were added to the church in 1959 and 1978. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - Gracie runs to catch up with her fellow police women.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi005. Gracie runs to catch up with her fellow police women.

lobrsi005n. Robert's Alley running south from Church Place. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - The marching police officers meet with a Salvation Army band.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi006. The marching police officers meet with a Salvation Army band.

lobrsi006n. The Rose & Crown public house on the corner of Church Gardens and Church Place, Ealing W5. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - Not paying full attention, the new recruit gets confused when the two parades meet. Church Gardens with The Rose & Crown as the backdrop.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi007. Not paying full attention, the new recruit gets confused when the two parades meet. Church Gardens with The Rose & Crown as the backdrop.

lobrsi007n. The same location over eighty years later. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - Gracie follows the Salvation Army band.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi008. Gracie follows the Salvation Army band.

lobrsi008n. Looking east on Church Place in Ealing. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - This seems to be the corner of Grove Place and Bakers Lane in Ealing. The area is to the rear of the Ealing Broadway Centre which opened in 1984.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi009. This seems to be the corner of Grove Place and Bakers Lane in Ealing. The area is to the rear of the Ealing Broadway Centre which opened in 1984.

lobrsi009n. The ramp to the southern entrance of the centre's car park off The Grove passes overhead as it follows the line of Bakers Lane. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 07-01-2015)

Looking on the Bright Side - On a busy road, a policeman halts traffic for pedestrians to cross.
Looking on the Bright Side

lobrsi010. On a busy road, a policeman halts traffic for pedestrians to cross.

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