FILM : Monsieur Ripois
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Monsieur Ripois 1954 Gérard Philipe, Valerie Hobson, Joan Greenwood, Natasha Parry, Margaret Johnston London
Director : René Clément   Production Company : Transcontinental Film Productions (London), Transcontinental  Region : LONDON M-N

The adventures of a French philanderer in London.

Screen captures uploaded by Phil Wilkinson

Also known as 'Knave of Hearts' (UK Title) and 'Lovers, Happy Lovers!' (US Title)

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Knave Of Hearts (Monsieur Ripois) (1954) Gerard Philipe

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Monsieur Ripois - André continues his quest for adventure. Looking towards St Martin's Place, outside St-Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square.
Monsieur Ripois

monri011. André continues his quest for adventure. Looking towards St Martin's Place, outside St-Martin-in-the-Fields church, Trafalgar Square.

monri011n. André appears to be doing what Peter, as a child, used to - trying to fathom which step arrived at the far corner of Saint Martin's at pavement level.
(Modern Photo Added: 10-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - Another part of the city is explored. Piccadilly Circus, London W1 with Shaftesbury Avenue on the right.
Monsieur Ripois

monri012. Another part of the city is explored. Piccadilly Circus, London W1 with Shaftesbury Avenue on the right.

monri012n. Same lamp post but a new bin in this shot from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - Piccadilly Circus is checked for the elusive, perfect partner. The location has been seen in so many films, including 'The Gelignite Gang', 'Brannigan' and 'Two a Penny'.
Monsieur Ripois

monri013. Piccadilly Circus is checked for the elusive, perfect partner. The location has been seen in so many films, including 'The Gelignite Gang', 'Brannigan' and 'Two a Penny'.

monri013n. Peter pans across to follow the action.
(Modern Photo Added: 16-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - Piccadilly Circus facing Glasshouse Street to the right and Regent Street to the left.
Monsieur Ripois

monri014. Piccadilly Circus facing Glasshouse Street to the right and Regent Street to the left.

monri014n. Since they keep moving Eros, as Anteros has come to be called, around the 'circus', this is the closest to the screen capture that's possible. Picture by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - Without luck, André heads home. Looking towards Piccadilly from Piccadilly Circus.
Monsieur Ripois

monri015. Without luck, André heads home. Looking towards Piccadilly from Piccadilly Circus.

monri015n. Peter captured the same location.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - On another day, André catches the same train home as his supervisor, Anne, in an effort to get to know her. The Piccadilly Line train is bound for Uxbridge. The station was also seen in 'Turn the Key Softly'.
Monsieur Ripois

monri016. On another day, André catches the same train home as his supervisor, Anne, in an effort to get to know her. The Piccadilly Line train is bound for Uxbridge. The station was also seen in 'Turn the Key Softly'.

monri016n. It is suggested elsewhere that this location is the now disused platform 5 at Holborn station. If so, this is a little further back, but the same platform, taken in 2013. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 13-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - André walks with Anne (Margaret Johnston) after they have been in a year long relationship. Facing West Central Street from Shaftesbury Avenue.
Monsieur Ripois

monri017. André walks with Anne (Margaret Johnston) after they have been in a year long relationship. Facing West Central Street from Shaftesbury Avenue.

monri017n. An excellent match by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 10-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - With the romance turning sour, André leaves his partner to go home alone whilst he heads into town. Looking south-west along Shaftesbury Avenue in WC1. Located by Peter.
Monsieur Ripois

monri018. With the romance turning sour, André leaves his partner to go home alone whilst he heads into town. Looking south-west along Shaftesbury Avenue in WC1. Located by Peter.

monri018n. Peter found it difficult to match the shot with all the greenery but the tree on the left might be the same as screen capture.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-07-2014)

Monsieur Ripois - Norah (Joan Greenwood) is noticed at the bus stop. Ron and Ray have now solved this one for us. The bus stop was then, in Bloomsbury Way, London WC1. The background is 24-28 Bloomsbury Way (frontage now changed) with the unchanged junction of Bray Place and beyond. (RL)
Monsieur Ripois

monri019. Norah (Joan Greenwood) is noticed at the bus stop. Ron and Ray have now solved this one for us. The bus stop was then, in Bloomsbury Way, London WC1. The background is 24-28 Bloomsbury Way (frontage now changed) with the unchanged junction of Bray Place and beyond. (RL)

monri019n. Such a break in the traffic deserved to be recorded on camera. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 06-12-2017)

Monsieur Ripois - The two get off the bus together and André returns the glove that he had secretly taken.
Monsieur Ripois

monri020. The two get off the bus together and André returns the glove that he had secretly taken.

monri020n. Ray and Ron Glenister have placed this as Cumberland Gate, Marble Arch, London W2 and provide the extract from Britainfromabove to support. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 19-05-2017)

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