FILM : Pool of London
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Pool of London 1951 Bonar Colleano, Earl Cameron, Susan Shaw, Renee Asherson, Moira Lister London
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 - A factory?
Pool of London

pol027. A factory?

pol027n. Richard Lovejoy remarks that the wharf buildings have gone, the dockers have gone and the Dunbar has set sail but the Tower of London remains.
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - Is this Denmark Hill, viewed from the Camberwell end, with Coldharbour Lane in the background where the tram is coming from? Russell's on the right?
Pool of London

pol028. Is this Denmark Hill, viewed from the Camberwell end, with Coldharbour Lane in the background where the tram is coming from? Russell's on the right?

pol028n. Yes, Earl Cameron is standing on the corner of Orpheus Street and Denmark Hill, SE5. The tower in the background is the Odeon which replaced the Metropole in 1939 and was itself demolished in 1993. Russells has been divided into several units, one being a NatWest branch. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-08-2008)

Pool of London - And now facing north, the trams passing on the right. The Camberwell Palace which was built in 1898 and closed in 1956, Camberwell Green. I'm told that the cinema had Egyptian statues in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs. Corner of Orpheus Street says Simon.
Pool of London

pol029. And now facing north, the trams passing on the right. The Camberwell Palace which was built in 1898 and closed in 1956, Camberwell Green. I'm told that the cinema had Egyptian statues in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs. Corner of Orpheus Street says Simon.

pol029n. Now, and only the continuity of the film helps here, as well as the parade of shops on the left . Cultural vandalism in all its glory. There is a rumour that the cinema in The Smallest Show On Earth (qv) was inspired by the Camberwell Palace. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 25-08-2008)

Pool of London - A street in south east London.
Pool of London

pol030. A street in south east London.

Pool of London - Back to Shad Thames behind Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London.
Pool of London

pol031a. Back to Shad Thames behind Tooley Street, Bermondsey, London.

pol031an. That is where the getaway car came from but only cycles now. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - The overhead walkways were quite unusual, and are still there.
Pool of London

pol031b. The overhead walkways were quite unusual, and are still there.

pol031bn. The best that I could do at ground level. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - Bustling during the day and deserted after work.
Pool of London

pol031c. Bustling during the day and deserted after work.

pol031cn. Now. Bustling day and night. Image from Richard Lovejoy.
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - The tall white structures? Silos? Crane towers?
Pool of London

pol031d. The tall white structures? Silos? Crane towers?

pol031dn. 7 Shad Thames (Carbutt & Co (1928) Ltd) just in shot on the left. Now annotated at "Christians" as part of "St George's Wharf Christians". (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - Cobbled streets, patchy mood lighting, just the stuff for a thriller.
Pool of London

pol031e. Cobbled streets, patchy mood lighting, just the stuff for a thriller.

pol031en. They definitely got away but the wall ties on the left didn't. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

Pool of London - In the days when cops wore the capes, not Batman.
Pool of London

pol031f. In the days when cops wore the capes, not Batman.

pol031fn. 7 Shad Thames that was then occupied by Rice Millers, Carbutt & Co (1928) Ltd. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 17-04-2013)

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