FILM : Pool of London
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Pool of London 1951 Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Susan Shaw, Renee Asherson, Moira Lister City of London, Bank, Tower Bridge, Bermondsey, Southwark, London, Ealing Studio
Director : Basil Dearden   Production Company : Ealing Studios  Region : LONDON O-Q

When their ship docks the crew disembark, as usual, to pick up their lives in post war London. For one of them his petty smuggling turns more serious when he finds himself involved with a robbery in the City of London.

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Pool of London - Under Tower Bridge, South Bank, Bermondsey, London. Horsleydown behind the bridge. Remember
Pool of London

pol001a. Under Tower Bridge, South Bank, Bermondsey, London. Horsleydown behind the bridge. Remember "The Long Memory"? The mooring is at Potter's Fields Park.

pol001an. Now. Best we could do without getting our feet wet, or hiring a boat.

Pool of London - View from same side of the River Thames, Probably the Monument at far left.
Pool of London

pol001b. View from same side of the River Thames, Probably the Monument at far left.

pol001bn. Now with Monument scaffolded. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-07-2008)

Pool of London - A tram, a No.70, in Tooley Street, says Marc Maitland. I thought Club Row, Aldgate, Liverpool Street area. May be even Borough High Street. Evidence?
Pool of London

pol002a. A tram, a No.70, in Tooley Street, says Marc Maitland. I thought Club Row, Aldgate, Liverpool Street area. May be even Borough High Street. Evidence?

pol002an. Now. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-05-2009)

Pool of London - So, which street is it?
Pool of London

pol002b. So, which street is it?

pol002bn. Tooley Street, I reckon. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-07-2008)

Pool of London - Pretty sure Bonar Baby could be walking Tooley Street crossing Battle Bridge Road just down from the two buildings split by Hays Lane. Roy Barnacle.
Pool of London

pol002c. Pretty sure Bonar Baby could be walking Tooley Street crossing Battle Bridge Road just down from the two buildings split by Hays Lane. Roy Barnacle.

pol002cn. Now. London Bridge station to left. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 28-07-2008)

Pool of London - Shall we settle for Tooley Street?
Pool of London

pol002d. Shall we settle for Tooley Street?

pol002dn. Alittle further to the east on Tooley Street next to Morgan's Lane. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-05-2009)

Pool of London - Well, shall we? Can't hear you. Louder!
Pool of London

pol002e. Well, shall we? Can't hear you. Louder!

pol002en. Now. The building in the centre is still intact. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 31-05-2009)

Pool of London - And in the other direction, going towards Dockhead and Jamaica Row, where, 'tis said that flats from
Pool of London

pol002f. And in the other direction, going towards Dockhead and Jamaica Row, where, 'tis said that flats from "Sparrows Can't Sing" are to be found.

Pool of London - Looks a bit rough, this area, but just the sort of place we all like to scrabble around in finding real streets. Dock Head, Shad Thames perhaps.
This is in fact Poplar High Street, the now demolished Queen's Theatre that features in pol015 There is a good description of the theatre, both inside and out at http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/search?q=queens+poplar&type=all which would suggest that the inside was perhaps a location shooting.
Richard Lovejoy
Pool of London

pol003. Looks a bit rough, this area, but just the sort of place we all like to scrabble around in finding real streets. Dock Head, Shad Thames perhaps. This is in fact Poplar High Street, the now demolished Queen's Theatre that features in pol015 There is a good description of the theatre, both inside and out at http://www.theatrestrust.org.uk/search?q=queens+poplar&type=all which would suggest that the inside was perhaps a location shooting. Richard Lovejoy

Pool of London - But here a much wider street, buses and shops. Old Kent Road, New Kent Road, Walworth Road, Camberwell Road?
Pool of London

pol004a. But here a much wider street, buses and shops. Old Kent Road, New Kent Road, Walworth Road, Camberwell Road? "Doubt if it is Old Kent Road, New Kent Road, Walworth Road, Camberwell Road as trolleybus wires are shown and I dont think trolleybuses ran down any of those streets. One of the North London termini routes perhaps? Commercial Road etc?" says Roy Barnacle. Les Stitson confirms, Commercial Road just east of Aldgate. There were no trolleybuses south of the river in Docklands.

pol004an. Mat Schofield says East India Dock Road which has been widened over the spot where the cinema once stood so it seems to be in the middle of the road. After V2 damage the Palladium was reopened after the war as the New Palladium Poplar, as visible in the film.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2011)

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