Stanley Holloway, Leslie Dwyer, Reginald Tate, Meredith Edwards, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Sebastian Cabot
Director : Gordon Parry Production Company : Triangle Film Corporation Region : LONDON M-N
A street musician finds himself involved in a deadly mystery when he happens upon a corpse with a cash-filled wallet.
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midep001. A night-time shot of Piccadilly Circus in London’s West End to set the scene. Apologies in advance as many of the screen captures are almost equally as dark.
midep002. Professor Prince and his mate Albert entertain the queue outside the film’s Regency Theatre. Ray and Ron Glenister enjoy the "dark, damp, post war streets of London" and have located this as what was the Saville Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. This the rear of the theatre on New Compton Street, London WC2 (RL)
midep002n. Ray and Ron provide this Google Earth capture of the location today. The theatre was converted to a cinema, opening in 1970, and is now an Odeon. The history of this Art Deco building is well recorded on various Internet sites. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 26-07-2017)
midep003. When Albert finishes his whistling act, Professor Calvin Landseer Prince (Stanley Holloway) begins his monologue as the theatregoers start to enter the building. The rear of what was the Saville Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue say Ray and Ron. Actually, New Compton Street, London WC2, looking towards that portion that has since been built upon. (RL)
midep003n. Peter found no queues or whistling entertainers on his visit. (Modern Photo Added: 02-08-2017)
midep004. A black car approaches as the last member of the queue disappears. Going on Ray and Ron's identifications of New Compton Street, this is looking northward along the thoroughfare with Century House in the centre distance.
midep004n. A much lighter daytime shot from Peter. (Modern Photo Added: 01-08-2017)
midep005. When the Sunbeam Talbot stops, the Professor opens the door to discover that the Driver is apparently dead.
midep006. The ageing busker heads to the Silver Slipper Club to get help. The "Club" was at 58 New Compton Street, London WC2 say Ray and Ron, now a community garden. (RL)
midep006n. The Phoenix Garden at the corner of New Compton Street and St. Giles Passage. Replacing an earlier Google image. (PW) (Modern Photo Added: 05-08-2017)
midep007. Returning with the Silver Slipper’s Doorman (Campbell Copelin), the two are just in time to see the car drive off.
midep007n. Rather like the car in Ray and Ron's Google shot the one car is going off towards Stacey Street and where 61 and 58 New Compton Street once stood. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 01-08-2017)
midep008. Having found a wallet near the car and now embroiled in the mystery of it's driver, Professor Prince returns to the address of the man he learned to be Mr. Arnold. Delamare Terrace in London W2.
midep009. Inside, Prince finds the Mrs. Arnold, her son and their landlord Mr. Knight. Almost all of the buildings on Delamare Terrace have been replaced.
midep010. With the Professor’s help, Detective Sergeant Taylor (Meredith Edwards) and Chief Inspector Lucas (Reginald Tate) set up a re-enactment of events.
midep010n. Ray, Ron and Google Earth say this is looking across Stacey Street to what was the debris site of No 69 New Compton Street seen in the capture. (RL) (Modern Photo Added: 01-08-2017)