FILM : Escape by Night
Page 1 of 2     . . .  15 filming location stills : 9 now location shots
< return to the film list
FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Escape by Night 1953 Bonar Colleano, Andrew Ray, Sidney James, Ted Ray, Simone Silva, Patrick Barr London
Director : John Gilling   Production Company : Tempean Films   Region : LONDON E-G

A hard drinking journalist who wants to get the life story of a notorious crime boss, hides out with him in an abandoned theatre. They make plan’s for his escape whilst telling the journalist about his life. A naïve young boy is used to communicate with the outside world.

Screen shots and uncredited Now pictures uploaded by Richard Lovejoy.

THIS FILM IS AVAILABLE THROUGH AMAZON - JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW

Escape by Night + Jet Storm (PAL)

If you have any information regarding this film, any of the stills, or even better, some NOW shots please click here.

We are always looking for more help with identifying these filming locations and would be grateful for any positive identifications, snippets or references you can offer about these movie making locations.
To view the now location shot, just mouseover the filming location still.
Stills with a red border do not have a now shot.

Escape by Night - The scene is set by an aerial view of the Central Criminal Court as a racketeering gang are found guilty and Gino Rossi (Sidney James) is the next gang leader set to be arrested.
Escape by Night

ebyn001. The scene is set by an aerial view of the Central Criminal Court as a racketeering gang are found guilty and Gino Rossi (Sidney James) is the next gang leader set to be arrested.

Escape by Night - The journalist Tom Buchan (Bonar Colleano) tips off Gino about the potential arrest and then tries to meet him via a singer Rosetta Mantania (Simone Silva ) in a club. He goes to her apartment to wait for her arrival home and finds Gino there already. Phillimore Gardens, London W8 also seen in
Escape by Night

ebyn002. The journalist Tom Buchan (Bonar Colleano) tips off Gino about the potential arrest and then tries to meet him via a singer Rosetta Mantania (Simone Silva ) in a club. He goes to her apartment to wait for her arrival home and finds Gino there already. Phillimore Gardens, London W8 also seen in "Three Steps to The Gallows".

ebyn002n. The canopy has long gone but still there is parking.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-03-2015)

Escape by Night - Gino agrees to tell Tom about his life and takes him at gun point to “some quiet place to talk”, The Grand Theatre, Putney Bridge Approach and Fulham High Street, Fulham. It closed down in 1950 and was demolished in 1958. Identification from Britmovie.
Escape by Night

ebyn003. Gino agrees to tell Tom about his life and takes him at gun point to “some quiet place to talk”, The Grand Theatre, Putney Bridge Approach and Fulham High Street, Fulham. It closed down in 1950 and was demolished in 1958. Identification from Britmovie.

ebyn003n. At least the railing remain.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-03-2015)

Escape by Night - Gino tries the door of the closed Theatre while Tom watches on. Looking down Fulham High Street with Gonville Street, SW6 just in view.
Escape by Night

ebyn004. Gino tries the door of the closed Theatre while Tom watches on. Looking down Fulham High Street with Gonville Street, SW6 just in view.

ebyn004n. Rather lost something.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-03-2015)

Escape by Night - Joey Weston (Andrew Ray), a naïve youngster, finds them in the theatre, joins them as a fellow “agent” and runs off home. 133/135 Harrow Road, another casualty of the Hammersmith flyover.
Escape by Night

ebyn005. Joey Weston (Andrew Ray), a naïve youngster, finds them in the theatre, joins them as a fellow “agent” and runs off home. 133/135 Harrow Road, another casualty of the Hammersmith flyover.

Escape by Night - On Joey’s return he agrees to take a note to Rosetta and returns to his home to have his tea and “go out early”.
Escape by Night

ebyn006. On Joey’s return he agrees to take a note to Rosetta and returns to his home to have his tea and “go out early”.

ebyn006n. The Square, Peabody, Fulham Palace Road, London W6. At long last the scaffolding has gone to reveal an almost identical scene. To replace my shot from April. (RL)
(Modern Photo Added: 02-11-2017)

Escape by Night - A part of Tom’s proposed story annoys Gino and he threatens him with the gun. This has all the marks of being filmed on location inside the then closed and now demolished Theatre.
Escape by Night

ebyn007. A part of Tom’s proposed story annoys Gino and he threatens him with the gun. This has all the marks of being filmed on location inside the then closed and now demolished Theatre.

Escape by Night - Joey lines up for school attendance but has to “bunk off” in order to take the first installment of Tom’s report to his newspaper editor. Unknown location.
Escape by Night

ebyn008. Joey lines up for school attendance but has to “bunk off” in order to take the first installment of Tom’s report to his newspaper editor. Unknown location.

Escape by Night - After a £500 reward is offered for information as to the whereabouts of Gino, Joey tells his father (Ted Ray) where Tom and Gino are and he promptly runs to the telephone box outside the flats. Unknown location.
Escape by Night

ebyn009. After a £500 reward is offered for information as to the whereabouts of Gino, Joey tells his father (Ted Ray) where Tom and Gino are and he promptly runs to the telephone box outside the flats. Unknown location.

Escape by Night - Joey uses his bike to warn Tom and Gino what has happened. Fulham High Street, looking towards what is now The Temperance, Public House.
Escape by Night

ebyn010. Joey uses his bike to warn Tom and Gino what has happened. Fulham High Street, looking towards what is now The Temperance, Public House.

ebyn010n. Having waited for a car transporter, a car and other delivery vans to vacate I could wait no longer.
(Modern Photo Added: 15-03-2015)

Page 1 of 2     . . .  15 filming location stills : 9 now location shots
< return to the film list