FILM : Background aka Edge of Divorce
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Background aka Edge of Divorce 1953 Valerie Hobson, Philip Friend, Norman Wooland, Janette Scott, Mandy Miller, Jeremy Spenser London and possibly SE somewhere.
Director : Daniel Birt   Production Company : Group 3  Region : LONDON A-B

In post-war London, upper-middle class barrister John Lomax and his wife Barbie decide, after several years of constant bickering, to divorce. They underestimate the effect of their announcement on their three children, who assume that family friend Bill Ogden is to blame. Uncle Bill may indeed be waiting in the wings, but it's all hardly his fault.

Screen captures and uncredited "Now" shots uploaded by Richard Lovejoy

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Background aka Edge of Divorce - The family home of the couple who’s marriage is apparently falling apart and where much of the
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd001. The family home of the couple who’s marriage is apparently falling apart and where much of the "action" takes place. Unknown location.

Background aka Edge of Divorce - John Lomax (Philip Friend) crosses Fleet Street with the Royal Courts of Justice behind on his way to his chambers.
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd002. John Lomax (Philip Friend) crosses Fleet Street with the Royal Courts of Justice behind on his way to his chambers.

bkgd002n. If you are ever there with no lorries or vans parked to allow a more accurate shot please take it. Even on a very wet and gloomy day we can always rely on Peter to build something extra into his agenda, but even he was hampered by a film crew! He admits that he failed to, ask what their project was.
(Modern Photo Added: 03-01-2016)

Background aka Edge of Divorce - He enters Middle Temple Lane
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd003. He enters Middle Temple Lane

bkgd003n. I don't suppose the main gates were closed in those days. The pedestrian access was open, today however.
(Modern Photo Added: 10-12-2015)

Background aka Edge of Divorce - Uncle Bill (Norman Wooland) takes the daughter Jess Lomax (Janette Scott) to Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia and subsequently to dinner.
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd004. Uncle Bill (Norman Wooland) takes the daughter Jess Lomax (Janette Scott) to Bertram Mills Circus at Olympia and subsequently to dinner.

bkgd004n. They were preparing for a horse event today.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-12-2015)

Background aka Edge of Divorce - Barbie (Valerie Hobson) takes son Adrian (Jeremy Spenser) to the station to send him back off to school. Waterloo Station.
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd005. Barbie (Valerie Hobson) takes son Adrian (Jeremy Spenser) to the station to send him back off to school. Waterloo Station.

bkgd005n. Platforms 14, 13 and 12 not much else to go on now.
(Modern Photo Added: 10-12-2015)

Background aka Edge of Divorce - John and wife Barbie unite to take their daughters to the station and see them off to boarding school. Victoria Station. When the station
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd006. John and wife Barbie unite to take their daughters to the station and see them off to boarding school. Victoria Station. When the station "upgrade" is (ever) complete a now shot should be possible.

Background aka Edge of Divorce - The train departs the station as the Lomax’s decide to go for a “cup  of tea”.
Background aka Edge of Divorce

bkgd007. The train departs the station as the Lomax’s decide to go for a “cup of tea”.

bkgd007n. Not such an easy shot these days and the signal box has been through a few changes. It was closed in 1980.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-12-2015)

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