FILM : Boys in Brown
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Boys in Brown 1949 Richard Attenborough, Jack Warner, Dirk Bogarde, Jimmy Hanley London, Home counties
Director : Montgomery Tully   Production Company : Gainsborough  Region : LONDON A-B,SOUTH EAST A-D

Sympathetic look at life inside a borstal where an escape attempt goes wrong.

All stills by SJ.

With reference to Greg's information about image 009, also see the following sites

http://www.maps.thehunthouse.net/Streets/Old_to_New_London_Street_Name_Changes.htm, and http://www.rayment.info/general/road_name_changes/14_2A_Inner_London_Streets_Old_Names.html

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Boys in Brown [DVD]

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Boys in Brown - A robbery at a jeweller's, could be called F.M. Bond.
Boys in Brown

bib001. A robbery at a jeweller's, could be called F.M. Bond.

Boys in Brown - Outside the jeweller's next to a chemist.
Boys in Brown

bib002. Outside the jeweller's next to a chemist.

Boys in Brown - Attenborough makes a run from the failed getaway car. This is Westbourne Grove at the bottom of Queensway, West London. The cinema is the old ABC and is still there as a TGI Friday's restaurant. Aidan McManus sent this one in, well done Aidan, and thank you. Well for those of you who didn't know, like me, 'TGI Friday' stands for Thank God it's Friday, an American style retaurant chain.
Boys in Brown

bib003. Attenborough makes a run from the failed getaway car. This is Westbourne Grove at the bottom of Queensway, West London. The cinema is the old ABC and is still there as a TGI Friday's restaurant. Aidan McManus sent this one in, well done Aidan, and thank you. Well for those of you who didn't know, like me, 'TGI Friday' stands for Thank God it's Friday, an American style retaurant chain.

bib003n. Now. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-09-2009)

Boys in Brown - Panning left. This is the bottom of Queensway where it meets Westbourne Grove, the pub is still there called The Redan. More good sleuthing from Aidan, many thanks. The Redan, as some of you will know, was a fortified Russian position in the battle of Inkerman, during the Crimean War.
Boys in Brown

bib004. Panning left. This is the bottom of Queensway where it meets Westbourne Grove, the pub is still there called The Redan. More good sleuthing from Aidan, many thanks. The Redan, as some of you will know, was a fortified Russian position in the battle of Inkerman, during the Crimean War.

bib004n. Now. SJ
(Modern Photo Added: 29-05-2011)

Boys in Brown - Booth Auctioneer House and does that sign say York Way? Camden Road and Brecknock Road, and yes, York Way, north London. The sticking out bit to the left of the lamp-post was my home some 30 years ago, 286 Camden Road! JT.
Boys in Brown

bib005. Booth Auctioneer House and does that sign say York Way? Camden Road and Brecknock Road, and yes, York Way, north London. The sticking out bit to the left of the lamp-post was my home some 30 years ago, 286 Camden Road! JT.

bib005n. The Booth is still visible, just, at 408 York Way, along with a nice clear shot of Camden Road desirable residences, London N7. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-09-2009)

Boys in Brown - And Attenborough crosses the road. Pub on the left, in my day was the Brecknock Arms, corner of Brecknock and Camden Roads.
Boys in Brown

bib006. And Attenborough crosses the road. Pub on the left, in my day was the Brecknock Arms, corner of Brecknock and Camden Roads.

bib006n. Across Camden Road to Brecknock Road, London N7. The Brecknock Arms is now called the Unicorn. SJ.
(Modern Photo Added: 13-08-2009)

Boys in Brown - Looking along North Road towards Caledonian Road with the old Caledonian Market on the right and The Lamb public house in the right distance. Location found by Greg.
Boys in Brown

bib007. Looking along North Road towards Caledonian Road with the old Caledonian Market on the right and The Lamb public house in the right distance. Location found by Greg.

bib007n. In the right distance, the roof of The Lamb can just be made out over the tree tops. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-08-2017)

Boys in Brown - Another street with Attenborough still on the run. Wynford Road, Islington, London N7 before redevelopment says Denis Field and Ray Glenister agrees adding that Muriel Street is the first turning on the left
Boys in Brown

bib008. Another street with Attenborough still on the run. Wynford Road, Islington, London N7 before redevelopment says Denis Field and Ray Glenister agrees adding that Muriel Street is the first turning on the left

bib008n. Showing a great deal of reconstruction with this comparison that replaces Ray's Google shot. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-08-2017)

Boys in Brown - Chris Mattheson advises that Tilley's shop was at 17 Wynford Road N1. Number 13 Wynford Road was next to 17, according to Kelly's Street Directory (both 1941 and 1954), on the corner of Fife Terrace which was formerly Little Cumming Street and Ray Glenister concurs.
Boys in Brown

bib009. Chris Mattheson advises that Tilley's shop was at 17 Wynford Road N1. Number 13 Wynford Road was next to 17, according to Kelly's Street Directory (both 1941 and 1954), on the corner of Fife Terrace which was formerly Little Cumming Street and Ray Glenister concurs.

bib009n. A quick look at 'Old Maps' confirms that Little Cumming Street was renamed as Fife Street and lay a little to the west of today's Fife Street. (PW)
(Modern Photo Added: 22-08-2017)

Boys in Brown - An alleyway. Ray Glenister provides evidence that this was not an
Boys in Brown

bib010. An alleyway. Ray Glenister provides evidence that this was not an "alleyway" but Hartland Grove. (RL)

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