Peggy Cummins, Terence Morgan, Anne Crawford, Rosamund John, Barbara Murray, Eleanor Summerfield, Michael Medwin, Eunice Gayson, Dora Bryan
Director : Muriel Box Production Company : London Independent Producers Region : LONDON R-S
A pseudo-documentary in style with an emphasis on the daily work and routine of women police built around three different story lines.
Stills and now shots by that intrepid sleuth Aidan McManus. Chelsea, Pimlico and Belgravia seem to be the main locations. 50's London streets, not a bad one of its genre, Campbell Singer as a world weary desk sergeant again! Is that all he played? The Blue Lamp, Pool Of London and a few others I cant think of, obviously the go to guy for avuncular copper roles. All the women are upper class who would naturally flock to the ranks of London's finest, sorting out the poor misguided proles, the subtext of these films is quite scary, "respect your betters" what! But that's not our remit here. The young mum with the terrible Irish accent who gets caught thieving in a Sloane Square department store, hope she had a pot of their fine tea before she started hoisting. Think they blew most of the budget on the downbeat club set. Doing well on locations, but as usual they edit to something that's not there, but they will not defeat me. Went into the jewellers that they steal the van outside of and the owners father was there in the 50's, I showed her the pictures and told her about the site and asked if I could talk to her dad. I left my number so fingers crossed. Got told to stop taking photos by the landlord of the pub in the film in Belgravia, "it's a private mews and you need a permit from the Grosvenor Estate". Waited for him to leave and carried on! Pompous $%&œ)(%" . Aidan.
Also known as 'Both Sides of the Law' (US Title).
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stc001a. Our brave sloane ranger policewomen from Chelsea nick obviously had to help out their hard pressed fellow bluestockings in camden tahn, hence they were patronising the working classes in Mornington Terrace NW1.
stc001e. Legging for help towards Delancy St nw1, really high tone area now which shows what a lick of paint and putting the railings back can do - shame that the people who wrecked London in the 60's couldn't have thought of it before they got the bulldozers in.
stc002an. Chelsea police station, Petyward SW3. Aidan captured it back in 2010 when it was covered in scaffolding, at long last it has been taken down and I was there on another mission. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 31-07-2014)
stc002bn. The scaffolding was still there when Simon visited in 2011 but at last it has gone. Clearly now awaiting the Commissioners visit. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 31-07-2014)