FILM : Pit of Darkness
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Pit of Darkness 1961 William Franklyn, Moira Redmond, Bruno Barnabe, Leonard Sachs, Nigel Green London, Surrey
Director : Lance Comfort   Production Company : Butcher’s Film Service  Region : LONDON O-Q,SOUTH EAST M-Q

When Richard Logan, the partner in a safe making firm, is found unconscious on an old deserted bomb site, he finds that he has no recollection of the last three weeks. He then discovers that the private detective, hired by his wife, has been found murdered and a safe that his firm installed in a large country house has been cleverly opened and the contents are missing. So with the help of his wife, he sets out to uncover the truth.

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Pit of Darkness - Richard Logan (William Franklyn) having been found on a bomb site in Wapping makes his way home. John Cobbett-Maddy identifies this as Limerston Street, West Chelsea, London SW10. This street also featured in Law and Disorder (1958).
Pit of Darkness

pitoda001. Richard Logan (William Franklyn) having been found on a bomb site in Wapping makes his way home. John Cobbett-Maddy identifies this as Limerston Street, West Chelsea, London SW10. This street also featured in Law and Disorder (1958).

pitoda001n. The ironwork remains the same.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - He climbs the stairs to the front door. 47 Limerston Street, London SW10 as identified by John.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda002. He climbs the stairs to the front door. 47 Limerston Street, London SW10 as identified by John.

pitoda002n. No handrail now and lower posts.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - After a good nights sleep he decides to go to the office. Chandos Street, London W1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda003. After a good nights sleep he decides to go to the office. Chandos Street, London W1

pitoda003n. Added hand rails but in general all very much the same despite the passing years.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - There he was called by a
Pit of Darkness

pitoda004. There he was called by a "Mavis" (Jacqueline Jones). She had previously called him at home and he agrees to meet her at “their” cottage in the country. The junction of Alms Heath and Ockham Lane, Guildford, Surrey. The Hautboy Hotel on the corner is Grade ll listed.

Pit of Darkness - He views the cottage with no apparent recollection.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda005. He views the cottage with no apparent recollection.

Pit of Darkness - Having found the cottage unoccupied and virtually empty he exits quickly when he hears a time bomb ticking....... and returns home.  Limerston Street, London SW10 looking south towards King's Road with Gertrude Street off to the right as identified by John Cobbett-Maddy.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda006. Having found the cottage unoccupied and virtually empty he exits quickly when he hears a time bomb ticking....... and returns home. Limerston Street, London SW10 looking south towards King's Road with Gertrude Street off to the right as identified by John Cobbett-Maddy.

pitoda006n. To support John's identification.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - Wishing to find out more about how he came to be found on the bomb site he visits the home of the boy who found him. Royal Jubilee Buildings and Orange Court, Wapping High Street, London E1.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda007. Wishing to find out more about how he came to be found on the bomb site he visits the home of the boy who found him. Royal Jubilee Buildings and Orange Court, Wapping High Street, London E1. "Orange Court" is retained but is now no more than a passage way. Also seen in “River Beat”.

Pit of Darkness - Richard approaches the building. Royal Jubilee Buildings, included for location comparison purposes.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda008. Richard approaches the building. Royal Jubilee Buildings, included for location comparison purposes.

pitoda008n. The demolition of Royal Jubilee Buildings may have been part of the slum clearance but was this the best that could be put in their place?
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - As he leaves he returns the way he came, via Orchard Court, Wapping High Street, London E1
Pit of Darkness

pitoda009. As he leaves he returns the way he came, via Orchard Court, Wapping High Street, London E1

pitoda009n. The resized Orchard Court can just be seen.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

Pit of Darkness - Once back into the street an attempt to run him over is made. Hermitage Wall going into Redmead Lane with Orton Street, London E1 off to the left.
Pit of Darkness

pitoda010. Once back into the street an attempt to run him over is made. Hermitage Wall going into Redmead Lane with Orton Street, London E1 off to the left.

pitoda010n. There is no reason to think that those cobble stones are not the original.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-09-2017)

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