Ronald Howard, Olga Edwardes, John Bentley, Mary Laura Wood, Patrick Barr, Sheila Burrell
Director : Charles Saunders Production Company : Kenilworth Film Productions, Mid Century Film Productions Region : LONDON A-B
A rare flower is the only clue to be found when a Doctor is implicated in the death of his wife.
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blaor001. This ‘B’ feature opens with an evening shot the house where Dr. John Winnington lives in a loveless marriage with his wife Sophie.
blaor002. A Delivery Boy arrives at the house with a black orchid for Mrs. Winnington.
blaor003. Dr. Winnington is driven home from Wharf Street Clinic by family friend Eric Blair. Ron and Ray Glenister have placed this as Kingsway, London WC2 looking north with the distinctive roof line of circa No: 99 on the corner with Great Queen Street still apparent. (RL)
blaor004. When her husband becomes emotionally involved with her sister Christine, Mrs. Winnington seeks a divorce. The Royal Courts of Justice on Strand WC2, also seen in ‘Genevieve’, ‘The Assassination Bureau Limited’, ‘Steptoe and Son’ and 'Action for Slander' amongst others.
blaor004n. Taken from ground level in front of The George pub, though I should be on a roof on the west side of Essex Street for the exact angle. SJ (Modern Photo Added: 27-07-2017)
blaor005. After toasting the success of Eric's latest book, Dr. John Winnington (Ronald Howard) leaves the offices of Vincent Humphries, his friend’s publisher.
blaor005n. Dr. Winnington is leaving No 19 Dorset Square, London NW1 the Blue Plaque home of Dodie Smith (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2017)
blaor006. Christine Shaw (Olga Edwardes) waits in the car to drive the eminent specialist home.
blaor006n. Rather more cars and greenery now. Dorset Square,
London NW1 (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 08-08-2017)
blaor007. The Morris is parked on the driveway outside the Doctor’s house.
blaor008. The two enter to find Sophie collecting her clothes and belongings.
blaor009. Soon after walking out of the family home, Sophie Winnington (Mary Laura Wood) becomes faint. Grove End Road in St. John’s Wood with Eyre Court to the right. Also seen in The Challenge.
blaor009n. Needless to say the greenery behind has been built upon. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 22-09-2017)
blaor010. The view of the station becomes blurred as Sophie struggles onward. St. John’s Wood station at the corner of Finchley Road and Acacia Road in London NW8. The station appears in 'It's Never Too Late' from 1956 as well as 'One Way Out' and 'Mantrap'.
blaor010n. Quite a few changes have been made over the years. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 22-09-2017)